Thursday 18 December 2014

Former Anglo Bank secretary accused of revenue offences

Fiona Ellis

Published 19/11/2013 | 16:12

Bernard Daly leaving Dublin District Court
Bernard Daly leaving Dublin District Court
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FORMER Bank Company Secretary of Anglo Irish Bank, Bernard Daly appeared before Judge Hugh O'Donnell this afternoon accused of revenue offences.

Mr Daly, (65), from Collins Avenue West, Dublin 9 was met by appointment this afternoon at 1pm at Chancery Street by Garda Daniel MacGuinty from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and arrested on four charges.

He replied 'not guilty' after each charge.

He faces four charges contrary to the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.

The charges relate to alleged offences between March 25, 2003 and November 17 that year.

It is alleged that between those dates, being an officer of Anglo Irish Bank, that he did consent to concealing a named account. He is also accused of conspiring with others to obstruct and interfere with an officer of the Revenue Commissioners.

In the third count he is accused of conspiring to conceal a named account and in the fourth count, it is alleged he produced incorrect documentation.

Mr Daly joined Anglo in 1999 coming from the Central Bank and took up position as Company Secretary in December 2003. He retired in February 2007. 

Mr Daly was released on a bond of €1000 under the conditions he signs on weekly every Friday at Santry Garda Station and does not travel outside the UK and Ireland without giving notice.

He is set to appear again in court on February 6 2013 to join a co-accused in the case.

Last week Tiernan O'Mahony, former head of Treasury at Anglo Irish Bank, was accused of hiding a bank account from Revenue Commissioners. O’Mahony, of Glenpines, Old Long Hill Rod, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, was also accused of conspiring with Mr Daly and persons unknown to obstruct and interfere with an officer of the Revenue Commissioners.

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