John Aylmer

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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(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, with his daughter Sarah. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State agency set up to tackle white-collar crime is under severe pressure after the judge in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman, Seán F(...)

The dramatic ending of the Seán FitzPatrick trial raises profound questions about how the case was investigated and prosecuted by the Office of the Di(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage: In his decision on Tuesday to tell the jury to acquit Seán FitzPatrick on all charges, the shredding of documents was among the reasons cited by Judge John Aylmer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Kevin O’Connell got a bad feeling when he noticed the pile of documents in the blue plastic tray on the floor behind him, under the window in his offi(...)

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán Fitzpatrick leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court with his daughter Sarah, after he was acquitted. Photograph: Collins

Former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick spent a considerable amount of time over the past three years in the criminal courts of justice o(...)

  Solicitor Kevin O’Connell, a legal advisor with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement: He sought psychiatric help after he informed the State legal team he had shredded documents relevant to the trial of former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Seán FitzPatrick. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The spectacular ending of the trial of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán FitzPatrick, has come about in part because documents relevant t(...)

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