Former Anglo boss FitzPatrick asks State to pay his legal fees

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick is to apply for the State to pay his legal fees from his recent criminal trial.

Mr FitzPatrick was acquitted last March of charges of engaging in an illegal share-support scheme.

His fellow Anglo directors, Pat Whelan and William McAteer, were convicted on 10 counts of providing illegal loans to the group of investors known as the Maple Ten to prop up the Anglo share price.

Mr Fitzpatrick did not attend this morning's hearing when Judge Martin Nolan was asked to fix a date for a costs application.

Judge Nolan put the matter back to June 5.

Also at this morning's hearing, Pat Whelan applied to have the terms of his bail conditions eased so that he doesn't have to sign on at his local garda station at regular intervals and so that he can leave the country without garda permission once he has met with his probation officer.

Judge Nolan granted both requests.

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