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Here's how the world's media reacted to day one of the Anglo trial
A number of media outlets reported on the trial that began in Dublin yesterday.

THE TRIAL OF three former senior executives at the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank, including former boss Seán FitzPatrick, began at the Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin yesterday.

They have all pleaded not guilty.

It’s a high-profile case that is set to last up to four months and it has caught the world’s attention, with many of the world’s media reporting on it today.

Here is how the media outlets reacted to the trial:

Aljazeera described it as the “Ireland banking collapse trial” stating that it will be the most complex trial ever heard in Irish history.

imageEsquire have reported that Irish people “seem up for” putting bankers on trial .

imageThe Telegraph in the UK described the trial as “one of the first in the world of senior executives involved in the collapse of a major bank during the financial crisis of 2008 and is one of the most complex fraud cases in Irish legal history”.

imageThe Scotsman focused on the the point that investors were sought out in the US, the Middle East and the holiday destinations of Nice and Faro.

imageThe Guardian report:

imageInternational Business Week reports:


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