A solicitor accused of theft and perverting the course of justice wants to meet the case head on and “reclaim his reputation”, a court has heard.
Criminal defence lawyer Cahir O’Higgins (45) appeared briefly before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in order to set a trial date.
Mr O’Higgins is charged with stealing €400, the property of Raul Sanz Quilis, at Londis, Parkgate St, Dublin on July 30, 2016.
He has also charged with four counts of perverting the course of justice in December 2017, by giving Detective Garda Colm Kelly a copy of notes purportedly made on July 30, 2016 when he knew they were not made on that date.
He denies the charges.
Mr O’Higgins, with an address at his company on Parkgate Street, Dublin, was seeking the earliest trial date possible to reclaim his reputation, the court was told.
Judge Martin Nolan set a trial date for April 4, 2022, with a pre-trial hearing on March 10, 2022.