Banking trial begins in Dublin - live updates here

The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick and former executives Pat Whelan and William McAteer begins this morning. The trial is one of the biggest prosecutions ever mounted in an Irish court.

The case, which has been in preparation for years, is expected to last between three and six months, involving 24 million documents and 800 witness statements.

Follow our reporter, Sean McArthaigh's tweets from the first day of the trial from 10am to 4pm today.


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