Jurors in the trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn will hear closing speeches from prosecution and defence barristers on Thursday.

Evidence in the case finished this afternoon. The jurors will also be addressed by Judge Martin Nolan who told them speeches "should" be finished by midday on Friday.

Mr Lynn has pleaded not guilty to stealing almost €30 million from seven financial institutions in 2006 and 2007 by getting multiple mortgages on the same properties.

The final witness in the case was Detective Sergeant Ger Coomey from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.

He gave evidence that he had been given a list of witnesses by Michael Lynn's lawyers of people Mr Lynn had mentioned in his evidence to the court.

Mr Lynn claimed senior bankers had made deals with him to allow him to use loans given for properties in Ireland to fund development abroad.

Sergeant Coomey told the court of the efforts that had been made to contact each of the witnesses. Some had already given evidence earlier in the trial. Some gave "rebuttal" evidence yesterday and today and some did not want to give statements or give evidence.

Sergeant Coomey gave evidence that two of those contacted were not in a position to make statements or give evidence for personal or health reasons while four others declined when contacted by gardaí. Some of those declined on a number of occasions.

Earlier today, a former home loans manager at Irish Nationwide Building Society told the Circuit Criminal Court that a claim by Mr Lynn that he spoke with him in connection with approving loans was "a lie".

Brian Fitzgibbon, who worked at INBS between 2000 and July 2008, said he had never spoken to, met with or received an email from Mr Lynn. He said the only employee he was aware of who had contact with Mr Lynn was the manager of the building society's Dun Laoghaire branch.

Mr Fitzgibbon was giving evidence on behalf of the prosecution in response to claims made by Mr Lynn in evidence that he met Mr Fitzgibbon several times when applying for loans and would have had emails with him.

Mr Lynn claims senior bankers including the then head of INBS, Michael Fingleton, did secret deals with him allowing him to use money advanced for properties in Ireland on property development abroad.

He also claims Mr Fingleton approved a loan for just over €4 million on Glenlion House in Howth knowing it would be used for a development in Portugal and that Mr Fingleton was to have a profit share agreement in relation to that development.

Mr Fitzgibbon said he was not aware of any deal between Mr Lynn and Mr Fingleton. He also told the court INBS would never lend money without having the first legal charge on an asset to back that loan.

Under cross-examination, he said he was aware of only one occasion where the board of directors of Irish Nationwide had given Mr Fingleton special power to change the terms and conditions of loans after they had been approved by the credit committee.

The court has been told this happened on three occasions. However, Mr Fitzgibbon said while Mr Fingleton may have changed the conditions of loans, he would never lend money without it being backed by an asset.

He said he could not comment on any alleged secret profit-sharing agreement between Mr Fingleton and Mr Lynn as anything he would say would only be hearsay.

Mr Fitzgibbon said his only recollection in relation to the Glenlion House loan was that he would have advised the branch manager in Dun Laoghaire, Mark Mulcahy to make contact with Mr Fingleton about it, as he was not comfortable with it.

He said Mr Fingleton approved the loan and agreed it did not pass through any formal credit committee. Mr Fitzgibbon said he signed the letter of offer after being told it had been pre-approved by Mr Fingleton and that there was an urgency attached to it.

He agreed with lawyers for Mr Lynn, that Mr Fingleton had subsequently attempted to deny he approved the loan and to scapegoat him.