A former Anglo Irish Bank official has appeared in court charged with attempting to defraud the bank and Revenue.

Aoife McGuire, 60, with an address at Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, is also charged with conspiring with others to delete and remove bank accounts.

She also faces a further charge relating to offences committed under the Tax Consolidation Act. 

The court heard Ms McGuire was arrested on Chancery Street in Dublin at 9am this morning. 

She was taken to the Bridewell Garda Station and made no reply when charged. 

There was no objection to bail and Ms McGuire is due back in court on 27 February.

The charges relate to 2004.

The court was told there was no factual connection between this case and the trial of three former Anglo
Irish Executives. 

Judge Michael Walsh ordered that nothing be published that would prejudice that case or the rights of the accused to a fair trial.