Seán FitzPatrick, the poster child turned whipping boy of Irish banking

Wicklow man turned a small Dublin lender into a €13bn bank that was toppled by excess

May 25th, 2017: Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick has been acquitted after the longest running criminal trial in the history of the State.

Seán FitzPatrick was not at first terribly keen to meet me in the autumn of 2007 in the weeks after I started as Finance Correspondent of The Irish Times but I managed to convince him to go for a coffee.

Dressed in casual golf gear for a round later in the day, FitzPatrick stated right away that David Drumm was chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank now and he had moved on to the role of chairman, keen not to be seen to be encroaching on his successor.

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