A former solicitor has been jailed for three years for borrowing over €900,000 on false and forged documentation.

Mary Miley, 56, from Duncairn Avenue in Bray, admitted obtaining the money by fraud in four loans between 2005 and 2007.

Judge Leonie Reynolds said it was clear she had engaged in an elaborate and sophisticated deception in what was a significant breach of trust as a solicitor.

Noel Ryan, 66, from Ballynapierce, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford was given an 18-month suspended sentence.

The former mortgage broker helped Miley by submitting the fraudulent loan documentation.

He earned over €11,000 commission on two of the loans, but has agreed to pay it all back.