Jury in Anglo trial sent home until next week

Judge tells the eight women and seven men they will not be needed until next Tuesday

Pat Whelan (51) of Malahide, Co Dublin; William Mc Ateer (63) of Rathgar, Dublin; and Sean Fitzpatrick (65) of Greystones, Co Wicklow have been charged with 16 counts of providing unlawful financial assistance to 16 individuals in July 2008 to buy shares in the bank, contrary to Section 60 of the Companies Act.

Pat Whelan (51) of Malahide, Co Dublin; William Mc Ateer (63) of Rathgar, Dublin; and Sean Fitzpatrick (65) of Greystones, Co Wicklow have been charged with 16 counts of providing unlawful financial assistance to 16 individuals in July 2008 to buy shares in the bank, contrary to Section 60 of the Companies Act.

Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 14:40

The jury in the trial of three former directors of Anglo Irish Bank has been sent home until next Tuesday.

Judge Martin Nolan told the jury of eight women and seven men they would not be needed until then.

He also told the jurors they would not be required on Friday, March 14th.

Sean Fitzpatrick (65) of Greystones, Co Wicklow, William Mc Ateer (63) of Rathgar, Dublin and Pat Whelan (51) of Malahide, Dublin have been charged with 16 counts of providing unlawful financial assistance to 16 individuals in July 2008 to buy shares in the bank, contrary to Section 60 of the Companies Act.

Mr Whelan has also been charged with being privy to the fraudulent alteration of loan facility letters to seven individuals.

All three men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Yesterday morning, the jury had returned to court after a break in evidence which began at lunchtime last Friday.