A detective garda and a director of a car sales firm targeted by the Criminal Assets Bureau are both to face trial on charges linked to a major investigation into alleged Garda corruption.
The probe into alleged garda wrongdoing and malpractice in the Southern Division is being led by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, based in Dublin.
Detective Garda David Bourke, with an address at Main Street, Oola, Co. Limerick was charged with "corruptly obtaining a monetary gift, consideration or advantage from Stephen O'Sullivan" - a director of Bawn Motors, on the Ballysimon Road, Limerick - for revealing confidential information about a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in to the company.
37-year-old Stephen O'Sullivan, with an address at Farrehy, Broadford in Co Limerick was also charged with one offence: that he did corruptly give or agree to give Detective Garda Bourke a monetary gift for having information concerning a CAB investigation relayed to him.
Neither person replied to the three charges which are alleged to have occurred on December 22nd, 2018.
The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that both men face a trial on indictment, the court heard.
Judge Marian O'Leary granted both accused bail and remanded them to appear before Limerick District Court again on Friday, September 13th.