John Aylmer

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Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick with his daughter Sarah at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he was acquitted on all charges. Photograph: Collins Courts

The daily fee paid to barristers in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick were the highest ever paid to counsel in a criminal(...)

Newsbrands conference hears project will be a significant move towards increased access to the courts for the media. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish court proceedings are to be televised for the first time as part of a pilot project involving RTÉ and the Courts Service. The national broadcas(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick leaving court after he was found not guilty of 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act. Photograph: Courtpix

In February 2010, the then director of corporate enforcement Paul Appleby drafted a memo on how the criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank and (...)

 Seán FitzPatrick with his daughter Sarah talking to the media while leaving the courts today. He was acquitted yesterday on all charges after a ruling from a judge on day 126 of the trial. Photograph: Sam Boal/

“This was an exceptionally high-profile case. It has essentially come to nothing.” Those were the sage words of Fine Gael leadership contender Simon (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick: The judge directed the jury to acquit Mr FitzPatrick on all charges. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) paid more than €300,000 for expert testimony for the Seán FitzPatrick trial, much of which (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick was found not guilty because of severe deficiencies in the investigation by the Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Harry Condron spent nearly 60 days in a cramped Circuit Criminal Court jury box during the trial of Seán FitzPatrick, yet he found out that the judge (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said the establishment had ‘contrived and conspired’ to ensure Seán FitzPatrick walked free. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Seán FitzPatrick has been accused of engaging in “rotten, corrupt activities’’ by Solidarity TD Richard Boyd Barrett in the Dáil. The Dún Laoghaire T(...)

  Seán FitzPatrick: A judge has   ruled that a State agency tried to “build or construct” a criminal case against the former Anglo chairman. Will he sue? Photograph:   Collins Courts

The acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick this week because the case against him involved a “biased” and “partisan” investigation conducted by the Office of t(...)

Paul Appleby, former director of corporate enforcement, in 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former director of corporate enforcement Paul Appleby has declined to comment on whether he will co-operate with a report ordered into the agency’s ro(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick leaving the Dublin Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph:Niall Carson/PA Wire

A minister performing in a similar way to the State agency in the Seán FitzPatrick trial would face instant dismissal, Enda Kenny has said. The Taoi(...)

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