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Thursday 18 January 2018

Anglo disclosure hearing adjourned

Former Anglo Irish Bank Chairman and Chief Executive,Sean Fitzpatrick
Former Anglo Irish Bank Chairman and Chief Executive,Sean Fitzpatrick

Declan Brennan

A hearing on disclosure in relation to the upcoming trial of former Anglo Irish Bank executives has been adjourned until next month.

The trial of the bank’s former chairman Sean FitzPatrick and two former directors, William McAteer and Pat Whelan, was before Judge Martin Nolan at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier today.

A hearing, in which lawyers for the State and defence teams will debate issues surrounding the proposed evidence for the trial next January, was due to take place.

Mr FitzPatrick (65) of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Mr McAteer (62) of Auburn Villas, Rathgar and Mr Whelan (51) of Coast Road, Malahide have been charged with 16 counts of

allegedly providing unlawful financial assistance to individuals to buy shares in the bank.

Today Brendan Grehan SC,  defending Mr Whelan, told the court that they were not ready to proceed with the hearing and asked for an adjournment.

Judge Nolan put the hearing back to the first day of the next legal term, which is October 7.

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