Suspended term for trying to bribe garda


A woman has been given a three-month suspended jail sentence after she pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe a garda to regularise work permits for two fellow employees at the restaurant where she worked.

Xuan Wang (27), Oliver Plunkett Hill, Fermoy, Co Cork, pleaded guilty at Fermoy District Court to attempting to bribe immigration officer Garda Maurice Mulcahy at Fermoy Garda station on May 31st.

Insp Tony O’Sullivan told how Garda Mulcahy had asked the two foreign nationals to attend Fermoy station in relation to work permit issues but Wang, who worked in the same restaurant, arrived instead accompanied by another person.

She handed her passport containing six €50 notes to Garda Mulcahy and whispered to him:

“You keep it, it’s for you.”

Garda Mulcahy immediately notified a Garda colleague of the attempted bribe and Wang was later charged.

Judge Michael Pattwell said bribery was a serious matter.