Francesca Comyn: The Anglo trial was beset by frailties
A schoolboy error was partly the cause of the bankers’ successful appeal
How did the Director of Public Prosecutions get it so wrong? Last week, former Anglo Irish Bank officials Tiarnan O’Mahoney and Bernard Daly ended a nine-month stint in Mountjoy prison when the Court of Appeal quashed their convictions for conspiring to defraud Revenue and falsify bank records.
In Daly’s case, he is a free man. The court found there was a paucity of evidence against the retired company secretary and that the trial...
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