Kevin O’Connell, a former legal adviser with the ODCE,  admitted shredding relevant papers in the case in a moment of ‘panic’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man whose shredding of documents led to the collapse of former banker Seán FitzPatrick’s first trial has asked an Oireachtas committee for more in(...)

Billy Kelleher (above) said  Dáil had to find a mechanism to provide Ian Drennan with ‘some form of immunity’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A mechanism should be found to release through the Dáil an undisclosed report into why the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick (...)

Rory McIlroy drives from the 18th tee  during a practice round for the  Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will be able to keep a keen eye on the progress of Masters rival Tiger Woods following the draw for the opening two rounds. Woods will t(...)

Former chairman  of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick leaving court in 2012. Mr FitzPatrick was accused of providing false information to Anglo Irish Bank auditors Ernst & Young, now EY, over his loans at the bank. Photograph: Eric Luke

The full reasons why the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick collapsed may never be made public after a State watchdog decided (...)

Kevin O’Connell: “long been looking forward to the full set of facts” being heard. File photograph: Collins

A former investigator into Anglo Irish Bank whose shredding of papers contributed to the collapse the trial of the bank’s former chairman Seán FitzPat(...)

The handover of Ian Drennan’s report to the committee has been complicated by the issue of whether the document would be subject to privilege granting him legal immunity from defamation actions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The State’s corporate watchdog has asked an Oireachtas committee to clarify whether a report on the collapse of the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank c(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May 2017 after he was acquitted on all charges. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

The State’s corporate law watchdog has sought to cast blame beyond its office for the collapse of the criminal trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairm(...)

Dublin is in line for a boom in financial services as a result of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Irish bankers will be delighted with the promises being made of a jobs boom in the financial sector in the wake of Brexit. As we (potentially) near th(...)

In his letter, Kevin O’Connell complains he has become ‘the personification’ of all that went wrong, and suggests he is not wholly to blame. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man whose shredding of files helped collapse the trial of former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick wants a public hearing to explain his errors. Ke(...)

Seán Fitzpatrick leaving the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with  daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted of all charges.  Photograph: Collins Courts.

The regulatory inquiry into EY, formerly Ernst & Young, arising from its audits of Anglo Irish Bank during the 2000s, continues to be delayed desp(...)

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