Well known Radio DJ Nikki Hayes is facing trial accused of laundering €15,000 in criminal proceeds through her bank account.

Ms Hayes, who was charged under her real name of Eimear O’Keeffe, appeared in Dublin District Court yesterday on money laundering charges following alleged offences in 2020.

The former RTÉ 2FM and Classic Hits star was granted bail and her case was adjourned for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Hayes (43), with an address at The Way, Hunter’s Run in Dublin 15, is accused of three counts of possession of the proceeds of criminal conduct – money credited to her account – under Section 7 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Permanent TSB on Main Street, Blanchardstown, and the charge alleges she believed or was reckless as to whether the property was the proceeds of criminal conduct.