Ex-Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Magure, who was jailed for conspiring to conceal bank accounts from the Revenue Commissioners, has walked free from jail following a successful sentence appeal.

Aoife Maguire, 62, of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham in Dublin had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to conspiring to delete bank accounts from the bank's internal system and conspiring to defraud the Revenue Commissioners on dates in 2003 and 2004.

Following a two month trial and nearly seven hours of deliberations, Maguire along with two co-accused were found guilty by a jury and she was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by Judge Patrick McCartan on 31 July.

Maguire, who was an assistant manager at Anglo Irish Bank, successfully appealed her sentence on a number of grounds.

The Court of Appeal quashed her original sentence, substituted a new nine month sentence in its place and suspending any unserved time.