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Anglo trial adjourned until next Tuesday

THE trial of the three former executives of Anglo Irish Bank has been adjourned as it continues in legal argument.

This afternoon trial judge Martin Nolan told the 15 strong jury that they will not be required until next Tuesday.

"Ladies and gentleman of the jury, I have further good or bad news depending on your perception," Judge Nolan told the jury at Dublin's Circuit Criminal Court before telling them they are not required until next Tuesday.

This is because of legal arguments which will be heard on Friday and Monday next.

Judge Nolan is presiding in the trial of Sean FitzPatrick, 65, from Greystones in Co Wicklow, 51-year-old Patrick Whelan of Malahide in Dublin and 63-year-old William McAteer of Rathgar in Dublin.

The men have pleaded not guilty to 16 charges of unlawfully providing financial assistance to individuals for the purpose of buying shares in Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.

Mr Whelan has also denied seven charges of being privy to the fraudulent alteration of a loan facility letter.

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