A detective garda and a former director of a car sales company in Limerick are to face trial on corruption charges in the circuit court.

The charges arise from a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into alleged garda malpractice in the southern division last year.

Detective Garda David Bourke, 48, with an address at Oola, Co Limerick is charged with corruptly obtaining a monetary gift from Stephen O'Sullivan, a former director of Bawn Motors in Ballysimon in Limerick.

It is also alleged he obtained this monetary gift from Mr O'Sullivan, while working as a garda, for revealing to him confidential information about a CAB investigation into Bawn Motors.

Mr O'Sullivan of Farrehy in Broadford, Co Limerick is charged with corruptly giving Garda Bourke the monetary gift for information on the CAB investigation.

All charges are alleged to have occurred at Bruree in Co Limerick on 22 December 2018.

The books of evidence in the case were served on both men at the district court in Limerick today.

They were sent forward for trial to the next sitting of the Circuit Criminal Court in Limerick in October.

Both men were released on bail until then.