The former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick and 2 former Anglo directors have been sent forward for trial charged with financial irregularities at the bank.
They are accused of providing unlawful financial assistance to a group of investors so they could buy shares in the bank.
The 3 men sat separately in court until their cases were called.
In the dock Mr. FitzPatrick was dressed in a navy suit, blue shirt and pink tie.
He sat with his arms folded between his 2 former colleagues.
They are former Anglo finance director Willie McAteer and former Managing-Director of Anglo Irish operations Patrick Whelan.
All 3 face the same 16 charges that in 2008 they provided unlawful financial assistance to members of the Quinn family and the so-called ‘Maple 10′ of Irish investors to enable them to buy shares in Anglo Irish Bank.
The book of evidence in 9 volumes was served against each of the 3 businessmen.
The 9 boxes were stacked up in the courtroom.
Judge Cormac Dunne has sent the 3 men forward for trial to the current sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.