Thursday 29 September 2016

Anglo boss 'unaware' of account left off list given to Revenue

Conor Gallagher

Published 21/07/2015 | 02:30

Bernard daly
Bernard daly

Former Anglo Irish Bank company secretary Bernard Daly told gardaí he couldn't recall asking a subordinate if he would be willing to delete a bank account from a list being provided to Revenue, a court has heard.

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Day 22 of the trial of three former Anglo officials heard that Mr Daly was head of banking supervision in the Central Bank before joining Anglo.

He told gardaí he was appointed to deal with the Revenue audit because of his "public service background".

Mr Daly also said he was not aware that an account belonging to the brother-in-law of former Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick had been left off a list of non-residents accounts that was handed over to Revenue

Mr Daly (67), of Collins Avenue West, Whitehall, Dublin; former chief operations officer Tiarnan O'Mahoney (56) of Glen Pines, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow; and former assistant manager Aoife Maguire (62), of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin have pleaded not guilty to seven counts at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Alleged

It is alleged that they hid or omitted accounts connected to Mr FitzPatrick from Anglo's Core Banking System (CBS) or from documentation provided to Revenue between 2003 and 2004.

Asked about his dealings with Anglo's former chief operations officer, Mr O'Mahoney, Mr Daly said that he was a bully with whom he had "a colourful relationship".

"I had to sort him out once and I did," Mr Daly told gardaí before describing how he told the chief operations officer to "F off" once during a row.

Mr Daly said he recalled that Revenue staff weren't interested in individual bogus accounts and that they were more interested in "getting a cheque" from the bank. The trial continues.

Irish Independent

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