Books of evidence against the former Anglo Irish Bank chief Sean Fitzpatrick and two former senior executives have been brought before court.
A trial was ordered after ex-chief executive and chairman Fitzpatrick appeared before Dublin District Court with co-accused Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer.
No date for the trial has been fixed.
Fitzpatrick, 64, former finance director McAteer, 61, and former managing director of lending Whelan, aged 50, face 16 charges of trying to falsely inflate the toxic lender’s share price in 2008.
The 16 charges are linked to loans of €451m in an alleged insider trading plot involving the family of bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn and a golden circle of Anglo clients handpicked to invest in stock to prop up the share price.
Judge Cormac Dunne adjourned the case with a date to be fixed for trial.