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.
Please No discussion of the court case in accordance with site rules. When a verdict cones in we'll have a thread I'm sure. Cheers
Should be in Waterford County section anyway, not City.
Guilty! great news. I hope he gets the full 10 years.
Great news...now lets round up and prosecute the rest of them.
Whats the story with the developer, having shown the councillor accepted a bribe shouldn't he be arrested now?
Well if Foresy is guilty of accepting bribes as sure as night follows day the developer has to be charged with bribing an offical.
I believe that's why he couldn't be named in court as he'll be on the stand next.
I was just looking through some coverage and yes, I did spot the developer was just "the developer" never identified. He's probably in Spain by now!
The story wouldn't happen in eastenders would it? The affair and his wife reporting him. If I'm honest I didn't believe a word of his version of it.
He was questioned some time back. So say some locals in the know.
It's a typical story of life on Westenders with the wife and the 18 years younger girlfriend going bald headed for each other, him being threatened to be stabbed by the mother in law, calling his ex-wife a liar on the stand, the wife driving his car into a wall and putting all his belongings into a skip. That's the kinda stuff that goes on in the west of the County
I believe they were both arrested at same time, his trial is still pending so he couldn't be named at any stage.
And, shouldn't this be in County section?
All is very quite so in the town (CITY) happy days
Ah it's nation wide news about 40min from the city, I think exceptions can be made for such things if people want to discuss it.
Gonna have a hard time convincing anybody it was a loan. Who borrows 60,000 from a developer and 10,000 from a couple of other people rather than a bank.
Please god he gets banged up with the Junkies for a few years and the other 3 in the cell next door.
All rat each other out for shorther sentences. Might start a chain reaction of other Bent scumbags being locked up.