The former Minister for Justice and Foreign Affairs, Ray Burke, has been remanded on bail after pleading guilty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of making false tax returns.

In a declaration of income tax, he failed to include more than £150,000 on or about 15 December, 1993.

He also admitted to giving incorrect information to the amount of almost £25,000.

In a separate development, RTÉ News has learned that Burke has reached settlement with the Criminal Assets Bureau, agreeing to pay the CAB almost €600,000.

Burke is due to be sentenced on the false tax return charges on 14 December.