“Everybody was gloriously happy” with the deal to unwind businessman Seán Quinn’s holding in Anglo Irish Bank(...)

Seán Fitzpatrick, leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was “wholly irrelevant” whether or not the financial regulator “encouraged” or “was comfortable with” lending to the Maple 10 and the Quinn (...)

Former Anglo chairman Seán Fitzpatrick at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday March 27th. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick told gardaí David Drumm was “driving” the deal to unwind businessman Seán Quinn’s holding (...)

 Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán Fitzpatrick: told gardaí when he got news of the contracts for difference deal he asked if the investors were “people of substance”. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick told gardaí he was not trying to “detach” himself from t(...)

Seán FitzPatrick told gardaí he was in the south of France when he got a call from Mr Drumm on July 9th to tell him they were going to “solve the problem” of Mr Quinn’s holdings in the bank. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick told gardaí he had been “bowing out” of his involvement with the unwind of Seán Quin(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Sean FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, told gardaí he had been “bowing out” of his involvement with the unwind of Sean Quinn’s (...)

Witness Patrick Neary, head of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

The head of the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority has said he did not know the full extent of businessman Seán Quinn’s holding in Anglo(...)

 Con Horan  arriving at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for  the trial of three  former Anglo bankers. Photograph: Courtpix

An official from the financial regulator’s office has denied he was “cheerleading” for a deal between Anglo I(...)

 Witness Con Horan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today for the trial of former directors of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Collins Courts

An official from the financial regulator’s office has denied he was “cheerleading” for a deal between Anglo Irish Bank and the Quinn Group, but(...)

Matt Moran, former chief financial officer with Anglo Irish Bank, outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

There was an element of “plausible deniability” about the financial regulator’s involvement in an Anglo Irish(...)