A new jury has been sworn in for the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm.

The previous jury, sworn in last week, was discharged after a difficulty arose with one of the jury members.

Mr Drumm, 51, from Skerries in Co Dublin has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with others to defraud and to dishonestly furnishing false information to the market, giving the impression that Anglo's deposits were €7.2bn greater than they were.

The trial is expected to last up to five months and an extended jury panel of 15 people was sworn in to try him.

Eight women and seven men were selected last week to serve on the jury.

But this afternoon, jurors were told by Judge Karen O'Connor that an issue had arisen.

She said she had no alternative but to discharge them and to empanel a new jury.

It took almost two hours to swear in a new jury.

Eight men and seven women were selected after 160 potential jurors were called.

They will return to court tomorrow morning.

It is intended to select a new jury this afternoon.