What it says in the papers
Anglo, a swordsman at Leinster House and more Anglo
Unsurprisingly, the front pages of the Irish nationals this morning reflect the sentiments of the nation – dismay at the outcome of the Anglo trial.
‘Neary off the hook despite damning criticism by judge’ reads the lead report from the Irish Independent as the paper reports that former Financial regulator Patrick Neary is unlikely to face any sanctions despite Judge Martin Nolan’s scathing criticism of his role in Anglo’s loan-for shares deal.
The Irish Daily Mail, meanwhile, writes ‘No apology, no regrets’ from Patrick Neary whose ‘failures as Financial Regualtor let the Anglo Two walk free from court’.
‘No jail for Anglo pair’ teases The Herald on its front page, leading to the story that ex-bankers McAteer and Whelan walk free from court as judge believes they are ‘not deserving of prison sentences’.
The Irish Daily Star turns its ire to Judge Nolan with the title ‘Banks a lot Judge!’ and the Irish Daily Mirror writes ‘They all got away with it’.
The Irish Examiner runs with the line ‘’Unjust’ to jail Anglo duo’, reporting that the judge rules that the Anglo two were led into ‘error and illegality’ by the country’s financial watchdog.
Other front page news this morning includes ‘Sword psycho storms the Dail’ from the Herald as the paper reports that four gardai fought to restrain a 19-year-old man after he made it to the front doors of Leinster House brandishing a ‘cavalry type’ sword.
‘Swordsman breach at Leinster House ‘surreal’’ writes the Irish Examiner as junior minister Sean Sherlock described the incident from the irate intruder.