McAteer before court on alleged irregularities

Donegalman Willie McAteer appeared in court in Dublin yesterday charged in connection with alleged financial irregularities at Anglo Irish Bank.

Donegalman Willie McAteer appeared in court in Dublin yesterday charged in connection with alleged financial irregularities at Anglo Irish Bank.

The bank’s former finance director was in Dublin District Court along with another former senior executive at the bank, Patrick Whelan. Both men have been charged with sixteen offences under the Companies Act.

Mr. McAteer, a native of Rathmullan, was detained shortly before 10 o’clock yesterday morning after being stopped on the N7 at Rathcoole and brought to the Bridewell Garda Station.

Giving evidence of his arrest, Detective Sergeant Catharina Gunne of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation told the court he had made no reply to the charges.

The 61-year-old was released on bail on his own bond of €1,000 after he handed in his passport. He agreed to reside at his home in Auburn Villas in Rathgar. His wife Maria was accepted by the court as an independent surety of €10,000.

He was remanded to appear again at Dublin District Court on October 8th for service of the book of evidence.