William McAteer (left) of Rathgar, Dublin, and Pat Whelan of Malahide, Dublin, who were in court today.

Two former Anglo Irish Bank executive directors have appeared in court on charges connected to the alleged fraudulent securing of a loan of €8.2 milli(...)

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(...)

File image of William McAteer. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Willie McAteer has been charged with taking part in an alleged conspiracy to transfer €7.2 billion in a bid to misl(...)

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(...)

Willie McAteer:  found guilty last month of allowing Anglo make illegal loans to 10 developers known as the Maple 10 in order for them to buy shares in the bank. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie McAteer, the former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank, settled an €8.2 million director’s loan with his former bank prior to it going into l(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Cleared: Seán FitzPatrick, who was acquitted of all charges. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Seán Quinn bounded towards Court 19, his small entourage of family and friends trailing behind him, passersby glancing as he passed. When he re(...)