Witness Con Horan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former senior official at the financial regulator’s office has said he believed the so-called Maple 10 investors were going to pay for Anglo Iris(...)

 Pat Whelan (51) of Malahide, Dublin, Willie 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.

In a phone call between the Irish financial regulator and investment bank Morgan Stanley about the Anglo Irish Bank share deal, the regulator r(...)