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Among Anglo Irish Bank's directors was Donal O'Connor

Among Anglo Irish Bank's directors was Donal O'Connor

Among Anglo Irish Bank's directors was Donal O'Connor

The top business people who sat around the board table at Anglo Irish Bank "just loved" the bank's aggressive culture, according to its former boss Sean FitzPatrick. But that isn't surprising. He handpicked most of them and as chairman he controlled all the boardroom decisions.

In the 'FitzPatrick Tapes' the disgraced former Anglo boss conveys the enthusiasm of some of Ireland's top business men and women for the multi-million euro loan proposals coming from Anglo's gung-ho clients.


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