Fred Forsey Jnr, from Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, Dungarvan was a Fine Gael councillor on Dungarvan Town Council.
Mr Forsey is charged with receiving three payments, one of €60,000 and two of €10,000 each, from a property developer in 2006.
Waterford Circuit Court heard this morning the trial is expected to last at least three weeks and possibly up to six weeks.
A jury has been sworn in and the trial is due to recommence this afternoon in Waterford.
On a different note:
Did anything happend with our own ex-mayor (Mary O Halloran) who had a nice 'Council work' trip to USA on us? The City manager was trying to get money returned. Oh, the above is not 100% accurate as Mary O Halloran took her husband along for the trip too.