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Pat Whelan, William McAteer and Seán FitzPatrick leaving the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: PA The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank directors Pat Whelan (left), William McAteer (centre) and Seán FitzPatrick is continuing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Three former Anglo Irish Bank directors were aware of a “choreographed” and “absolutely illegal” scheme to fund the buying of shares in the bank, t(...)

Seán Quinn: he had engaged in a “form of gambling,” called contracts for difference (CFDs), prosecuting senior counsel Paul O’Higgins said, adding CFDs effectively allowed investors gamble on the future price of shares without actually owning them. Photograph: Collins

“No doubt you all have heard of Seán Quinn, the Quinn family and Quinn enterprises,” prosecuting senior counsel Paul O’Higgins told the jury in court (...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: murdered in 1996

A lawyer for the family of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has expressed disappointment at the news it will be January or February of(...)

Lucinda Creighton said she had spoken to other members of Fine Gael who had lost the whip about how they could go about getting speaking rights and becoming members of Oireachtas committees when the Dáil resumes, but denied she is involved in moves to found a new party. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former Minister of State Lucinda Creighton, who resigned her post and lost the whip for her opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill(...)

Competitors with their Spinnakers up  in the opening race of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta on the North Course. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Glorious conditions, tempered only by a lack of significant breeze on Dublin Bay, marked the start of the four-day Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta yesterd(...)

Jules Thomas, partner of Ian Bailey: bringing High Court action for damages

A French police team investigating the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier have been forced to delay their planned visit to Ireland because gardaí (...)

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