A serving member of the Gardai, who is accused of over 100 counts of alleged corruption in Co. Meath, has been sent forward for trial.

Joseph Doyle from The Hawthorns, Kilcock, Co. Kildare has also been charged with money laundering offences.

It is alleged that in his role as a public service vehicle inspector, he induced named persons at various locations in Co. Meath to give him a total of over €850 for fictitious brake tests or for charity on various dates between 2018 and 2020.

The 36-year-old is also accused of lodging money into a post office and bank account while knowing it to be the proceeds of criminal activity.

At Trim District Court on Thursday, Judge Cephas Power sent the accused forward on continuing bail for trial at circuit court level on February 18th.

The accused was granted free legal aid in the form of a solicitor and two barristers.