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.

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 ju(...)

The agreement reached at the end of March 2008 outlined how Mr Quinn’s holding in the bank would be unwound. The original draft of the agreement included references to the financial regulator. Photograph: Frank Miller

References made to the financial regulator in an agreement between Anglo Irish Bank and businessman Seán Quinn were removed following a request fro(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

The financial regulator’s office asked that references to it be removed from an agreement drawn up between businessman Seán Quinn and Anglo Iri(...)

Witness Declan Quilligan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former director of Anglo Irish Bank told the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday he understood in July (...)

 The former chief executive of  Anglo Irish Bank in the UK Declan Quilligan arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A former director of Anglo Irish Bank has said with the benefit of hindsight, he wished everyone had signed off on the “Maple 10” deal because (...)

Witness Brian O’Farrell at court where he gave evidence in the Anglo trial.

One of the Maple 10 investors who borrowed money to buy Anglo shares in July 2008 said he agreed to go ahead after being told he would be “a fr(...)

 Anglo trial witness Michael Jacob at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.

A former Anglo Irish Bank board member has said he was not aware, when the Maple 10 businessmen bought shares in the bank in July 2008, that fu(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm told one of the ‘Maple 10’ investors in July 2008 that if the hole in the bank wasn’t plugg(...)

Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA From left: Pat Whelan, Willie McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: PA

A former Anglo Irish Bank official who was asked to prepare 10 identical loan facility letters for the so-called Maple 10 in July 2008 has des(...)

Asked  if his account of events was “coloured” by his losses, Mr Quinn replied: “Of course they are. If you lost €3.2 billion, of course it would colour your view.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Businessman Seán Quinn has said the Financial Regulator assured him in 2008 that Anglo Irish Bank was “strong and well-capitalised”.Giving evidence at(...)