Wednesday 17 January 2018

Ex-Anglo manager now High Court judge


Fionnan Sheahan and Dearbhail McDonald

A former member of the management team of Anglo Irish Bank, appointed after it was nationalised, has been appointed as a High Court judge.

Solicitor Dr Max Barrett was the group company secretary with Anglo Irish Bank.

The Government has appointed three new High Court judges -- Dr Barrett, and barristers Marie Baker and Bronagh O'Hanlon. The nominations were approved at yesterday's Cabinet meeting.


Dr Barrett was brought into Anglo as group company secretary in 2010 and was one of the new management team appointed with ministerial approval following the bank's nationalisation.

He is a practising solicitor and was formerly head of legal and compliance with Danske Bank (National Irish Bank) and Rabobank in Ireland.

He holds a PhD in law and has published numerous books and articles on various legal topics.

Dr Barrett is also the author of numerous articles on Ireland's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing legislation.

Irish Independent

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