William McAteer (left) of Rathgar, Dublin, and Pat Whelan  of Malahide, Dublin, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court this morning. Photograph: Collins.

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank have each been sentenced to 240 hours community service for giving illegal loans to developers to buy shares (...)

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, has called the lack of government action on CFDs “outrageous” as it is  incentivising the market to be “totally opaque and fundamentally, as proven before, destructive”. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The government still hasn’t implemented European rules that require more disclosure for contracts for difference (CFDs), almost a year after they were(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick is pictured after being acquitted of  16 counts of providing illegal loans to the Quinn family and the Maple Ten group of investors. The State will not have to pay the legal costs arising from the case, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The State will not have to pay the legal costs of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick arising from his recent criminal trial, a judge ha(...)

The Garda praised attendees at the Life festival for being in good spirits and largely co-operative.

When it comes to festival venues, there are few that can compete with Belvedere House in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. With lakeside stages, camping and w(...)

Ex-CEO of Anglo Irish Bank David Drumm, centre, arrives at federal court in Boston, to file for bankruptcy. photograph: josh reynolds for the boston globe

Before David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, faced his creditors for a third time in his US bankruptcy proceedings on January 5(...)

Guilty as charged, but in mitigation of their crime Judge Martin Nolan found the two former Anglo Irish Bank directors, Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer,(...)

Willie McAteer, former director of finance at Anglo Irish Bank, leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two former Anglo Irish Bank directors will not be sent to jail after a judge said it would be unjust to impri(...)

Judge Martin Nolan: said it was “incredible” that red lights did not go off in the regulator’s office. Photograph:  Collins Courts

In 20 minutes they were free. That was how long it took Judge Martin Nolan to give the biggest white-collar trial ever held in this country an (...)

William McAteer (R) of Rathgar, Dublin, and Pat Whelan (L) of Malahide, Dublin, were found guilty earlier this month of providing unlawful loans to 10 property developers in July 2008 to buy shares in the bank, contrary to section 60 of the Companies Act. 1:00

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank convicted of providing unlawful loans to 10 businessmen to buy shares in the bank will not be jailed, (...)

Robert Heron told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he was not aware money was being lent to 10 wealthy clients – the Maple 10. Photograph: PA

A solicitor who advised Anglo Irish Bank as it planned the “Project Maple” share-buying deal in July 2008 has denied he told the bank it was le(...)