Aer Lingus worker to go on trial accused of organising people smuggling

57-year-old Peter Kernan is also accused of money laundering offences

Aer Lingus worker to go on trial accused of organising people smuggling

File photo shows Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 in 2013 | Image: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

An Aer Lingus worker has been sent forward for trial accused of organising people smuggling at Dublin Airport.

The 57-year-old is also accused of money laundering offences.

Peter Kernan of the Old Rectory Lodge, Celbridge Co Kildare is facing 21 charges in total.

They include the unlawful facilitating of seven non-nationals into the State on dates between December 2016 and January 2017.

He is also accused of having proceeds from criminal conduct contrary to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act at various locations and dates between November 2015 and January 2017.

Mr Kernan appeared before the Dublin District Court where the judge was told the book of evidence is ready in the case.

He has now been sent forward for trial next month to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Kernan has been remanded on bail with certain conditions and has not yet indicated how he will plead.