Wednesday April 8, 2020

Why Is The Fitzpatrick Report A Damp Squib?

A year and a half after the bizarre collapse of one of the biggest trials in Irish corporate history, TDs are calling for a departmental review of it to be made public. They shouldn’t bother

2nd December, 2018
Sean FitzPatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, leaves the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin on May 23, 2017, after his trial abruptly collapsed Picture: PA

Nineteen months after the collapse of the trial of Seán FitzPatrick in extraordinary circumstances, nobody has been held to account. Not a single head has rolled. Instead, as so often in Ireland, things have just sort of moved on.

What happened in the trial was by any standards an unbelievable disgrace. The state’s investigation into the actions of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank – which dragged on for nine years –...

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