Sean FitzPatrickFormer Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been arrested at Dublin airport

The former head of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, has been arrested by Irish police in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the bank.

Mr FitzPatrick has been appearing in court in Dublin.

He is the third former senior executive from Anglo Irish Bank to appear in court within the past 24 hours.

All three men face 16 charges in relation to an alleged failed attempt to prop up Anglo’s share price after a stock market collapse.

Anglo was nationalised at a cost of about 30bn euros (£23.4bn) to Irish taxpayers.

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