Former Anglo Irish Bank Granted U.S. Creditor Protection

The liquidation vehicle for Ireland's failed Anglo Irish Bank has been granted bankruptcy protection in the United States, it said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The bank, whose failure cost Irish taxpayers some 30 billion euros ($41 billion) in the financial crisis, was put into an accelerated liquidation process during an emergency session of Ireland's parliament in February. Now known as Irish Bank Resolution Corp, or IRBC, the liquidating bank applied in August for U.S. court protection to prevent creditors from going after more than $1 billion in U.S. assets. Liquidator Kieran Wallace of KPMG confirmed that IBRC was granted protection under Chapter 15 of the U.S. bankruptcy code in the district of Delaware. Read more.