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The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick on charges of misleading the bank’s auditors about millions of euro in loans have been sent away for almost two weeks.

Last week a specially enlarged jury panel of 15 had been sworn at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the trial, which is expected to run for three months.

Judge John Aylmer asked the jury today if there is any reason “why you cannot act on this jury” and reminded the panel that they must approach the case “with absolute impartiality”.

The jurors confirmed they were all willing to serve, ….read more

Sean Fitzpatrick

Three new jurors sworn for FitzPatrick trial

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

Three new jurors have been sworn for the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick on charges of misleading the bank’s auditors about millions of euro in loans.

Last week a specially enlarged jury panel of 15 had been sworn at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for the trial, which is expected to run for three months. Today three of those jurors were excused and new jurors sworn to replace them.

Mr FitzPatrick (68) of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, is accused of failing to disclose to the bank’s auditor Ernst and Young the details of ….read more

Sean Fitz May 7

Trial of former Anglo chairman to begin today

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick will go on trial today accused of misleading the bank’s auditors over a five year period.

The trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court is due to take twelve weeks and will require a specially enlarged jury of 15 members.

After a jury is sworn, there will be two days of legal argument in its absence. The trial is due to begin in evidence before Judge John Aylmer on Monday, September 26.

Mr FitzPatrick (66) of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow faces 27 offences under the 1990 Companies Act.

These include 21 ….read more

Sean Fitz Apr 14

Jury sworn in for trial of former Anglo chairman

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court

(Pictured: Mr Sean FitzPatrick. Credit: Collins)

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has begun at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where he today denied misleading the bank’s auditors about millions of euro in loans.

A specially enlarged jury panel of 15 has been sworn for the trial, which is expected to run for three months.

Mr FitzPatrick (68) of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, is accused of failing to disclose to the bank’s auditor Ernst and Young the details of loans of up to €119 million which he received from Anglo between November 2002 and February 2008.

He pleaded not guilty ….read more

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Compassionate bail for IRA accused

Special Criminal Court

A Dublin man accused of IRA membership has been granted compassionate bail by the Special Criminal Court to attend the funeral of his father.

Jonathan Hawthorn (44), of Ballintyre Downs in Ballinteer, was brought before an out-of-term sitting of the non-jury court last Friday.

Mr Hawthorn and his co-accused James Geraghty, of Dolphin House in Dolphin’s Barn and Donal O Ceallaigh, of Beach Road, Sandymount, are each charged with membership of an unlawful organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army, otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann, otherwise the IRA on September 14th.

Counsel for the State, Ms Anne-Marie Lawlor BL, this morning (Tuesday) told the ….read more

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