Sean Fitzpatrick seeks to adjourn trial following Anglo sentencing
Former bank chairman says ‘cascade of sludge’ visited on his head
Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick outside Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last year. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times
Lawyers for former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick want to adjourn his upcoming trial because of recent publicity surrounding the trial of three ex-Anglo officials.
Bernard Condon SC, defending, told the court he was “concerned” about the trial date in October this year because of its proximity to the trial of the former officials, which concluded this week.
Paul O’Higgins SC, prosecuting, submitted that the publicity did not render Mr FitzPatrick’s upcoming trial “incapable of going on”.
Judge Martin Nolan adjourned the matter until Thursday next week when he will decide on whether to postpone Mr FitzPatrick’s trial.