Charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice against a retired Garda Superintendent and four other members of An Garda Síochána have been adjourned for three weeks at Limerick District Court.

The books of evidence in the case were due to be served today on retired Garda Supt Eamon O'Neill, Sgt Michelle Leahy, Sgt Anne Marie Hassett, Garda Colm Geary, and Garda Thomas McGlinchey.

They face a number of charges alleging they attempted to pervert the course of justice on numerous dates between January 2018 and September 2019.

Many of the alleged offences relate to fixed charge penalty notices involving speeding offences, the non-wearing of seat belts, the use of mobile phones while driving, and driving without insurance.

The charges were brought following a lengthy investigation by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Chief Supt Walter O'Sullivan, who heads up the NBCI, sought an adjournment in the matter and an extension of time until 2 July as the books of evidence are not complete.

Solicitor Dan O'Gorman, who represents Eamon O'Neill and Anne Marie Hassett, objected to the extension.

He said this matter had now gone on for 84 weeks, and he wanted to register his disquiet that the books were not ready.

Judge Marian O'Leary said the State had 42 days in which to prepare the books and she granted the extension.

All five accused were remanded on bail until 2 July.