Here are some of the key events around the collapse and rescue of Anglo Irish Bank.
May: Anglo Irish Bank's shares peak at more than 17 euro (£15) each.
September 30: Amid international banking turmoil, the Government announces a 400 billion euro (£353 billion) guarantee scheme covering the country's six main banks, including Anglo.
December 18: Sean FitzPatrick resigns as chairman and admits he hid more than 80 million euro (£70 million) in secret loans from shareholders.
December 21: Government recapitalises Anglo with 1.5 billion euro (£1.32 billion).
December 29: Anglo shares plummet to just 12 cents (10p).
January 15: The Government is forced to nationalise Anglo.
January 30: One-time billionaire Sean Quinn reveals his family has lost 1 billion euro (£850 million) on risky Anglo stock deals - the figure subsequently rises to 2.8 billion euro (£2.4 billion).
February 10: Irish Life & Permanent confirms it deposited 7 billion euro (£6.1 billion) in Anglo in September 2008 to boost the balance sheet, forcing IL&P's chief executive and two directors to resign.
February 20: Anglo's annual report shows it lent 451 million euro (£398 million) to 10 big customers to buy shares in the bank.
A PricewaterhouseCoopers report finds Anglo has 15 customers who owe the bank more than 500 million euro (£441 million) each.
February 24: Anglo HQ in central Dublin is raided by the fraud squad and white collar crime investigators to seize documents and computers.
March 18: Fraud squad detectives arrest FitzPatrick over the fraud investigation and release him without charge.
March 31: Anglo reports the biggest corporate losses in Irish history - 12.7 billion euro (£10.9 billion).
July 12: "Seanie" FitzPatrick is declared bankrupt in the High Court.
August 31: Anglo's record losses soar to new heights - 8.2 billion euro (£7 billion) for the six months to June 2010.
September 30: The Central Bank says the Anglo bail-out could ultimately cost citizens 34 billion euro (£29.1 billion).Reuse content