Former assistant Dublin City and County manager George Redmond dies

Thursday 18 February 2016 16.47
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George Redmond worked for Dublin local authorities throughout his career
George Redmond worked for Dublin local authorities throughout his career
He became a household name during the Planning Tribunal
He became a household name during the Planning Tribunal
Mr Redmond died at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown at the age of 92
Mr Redmond died at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown at the age of 92

Former Assistant Dublin City and County Manager George Redmond has died aged 92 following a short illness. 

Mr Redmond spent his career working for Dublin local authorities, starting as a clerk in 1941 and retiring as assistant Dublin City and County manager 48 years later aged 65.

But it was the Planning Tribunal that made him a household name.

It was set up in 1997 to investigate allegations of corrupt payments to politicians, controversial planning permissions and land rezoning.

In its third interim report in 2004 it found that Mr Redmond had received a corrupt payment in relation to planning matters and had also obstructed its work.

After a ten year legal battle the tribunal withdrew its findings of corruption and obstruction on 19 December 2014.

Separately, in 2003 George Redmond was convicted of criminal corruption and was sentenced to a year in prison.

Six months into his prison sentence, the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict.

In 2008 he was retried on two separate corruption charges but the jury failed to reach a verdict on the first count and he was acquitted on the second.

Mr Redmond died at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.