Lise Hand: Frantic bid to unwind Quinn shareholding emerging in court
'IF THE bank went, I went." This was the simple summation offered by property developer Brian O'Farrell to explain why he agreed to join the Maple 10 consortium in July 2008.
Mr O'Farrell was the sixth of the Maple 10 businessmen to take the stand at the trial of the three former Anglo executives, Sean FitzPatrick, William McAteer and Patrick Whelan, and elements of his evidence had a familiar ring to them.
Like other Maple 10 members, Mr O'Farrell had been abroad on holidays when he received a call in early July from Patrick Whelan who told him "there was a problem with the bank".