Former senator Ivor Callely has been sent forward for trial at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
He is facing six charges in connection with the use of false invoices for mobile phone expenses.
He was served with the Book of Evidence at the Dublin District Court this morning and remanded on continuing bail to appear again in court on 15 May.
Mr Callely is accused of using false invoices to claim mobile phone expenses at Leinster House in November 2007, February 2008 and between September and December 2009.
State solicitor Ronan O'Brien told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to Mr Callely being sent forward for trial and that the 54-year-old could be remanded on nominal bail in his own bond of €250.