Captain Richie McCaw with team-mates at a New Zealand training session ahead of their Bledisloe Cup match against Australia on Saturday in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

At 8.05pm local time in Sydney, or 11.05am Irish time on Saturday morning, New Zealand will attempt to establish the longest winning sequence in the (...)

 Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick   leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  in April after being been acquitted on all charges against him. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick may apply for free legal aid for his upcoming trial on charges of failing to disclose loans from an(...)

 Tom Grace is the new Chairman of the Lions Board. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions today announced the appointment of Tom Grace as the new chairman of the Lions Board. He succeeds Gerald Davies who had o(...)

 Sean Fitzpatrick: will be played by Morgan Jones in The Guarantee.  Photograph: Eric Luke

“It is a gripping drama of classical proportions, in which the tragic hero is Ireland,” says the press release for a film scheduled to begin productio(...)

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(...)

Seán Quinn: His family has filed a legal action seeking compensation from the State.  Photograph: Collins

The family of former billionaire Seán Quinn has filed a legal action seeking €4.5 billion from the State to compensate it for the loss of its busin(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sir Anthony O’Reilly is locked in negotiations with AIB in relation to his multimillion euro debts in advance of the State-controlled bank seeking a s(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick faces 12 counts of failing to disclose to auditors Ernst & Young the true value of loans worth at least €139 million given to him or people connected to him, by Irish Nationwide Building Society. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick on charges of failing to tell the bank’s auditors about loans he received has been put (...)

The former Cape Cod home of David Drumm, former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Cape Cod Times

2008September 19thFor the first time since marrying David Drumm in 1991, Lorraine Drumm opens a bank account in her own name. The account is opened in(...)

Patrick Neary: He may not have covered himself in glory, but it is far from certain that anybody else sitting in his chair would have cried stop. Photograph: David Sleator.

In many ways the Anglo trial could not have gone better for Seán FitzPatrick. Not only was he found not guilty, he has been replaced as public enemy n(...)