Monday June 1, 2020

FitzPatrick’s ‘paws all over’ case, but Seanie isn’t there

Defendant’s lawyer compares former banker with ‘man on grassy knoll'

26th July, 2015
Aoife Maguire, former Anglo Irish Bank employee, at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photo: Courtpix

Why is Seán FitzPatrick not on trial? That is the question the defence wants the jury to consider before deciding the fate of three former Anglo Irish Bank officials.

Brendan Grehan SC, acting for former banker Tiarnan O’Mahoney, compared the bank’s former chairman to “the man on the grassy knoll” or ‘’Macavity, the mystery cat’’.

“His paws are all over it, but there’s...

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