There is fury in Ireland over the continuing free spending habits of public enemy No. 1 banker Sean FitzPatrick.

FitzPatrick was at the helm of Anglo Irish Bank when it collapsed and so far Irish taxpayers have paid a shocking $30 billion to relaunch it.

Anglo Irish lost more money last year than any bank anywhere In the world, it was revealed last week.

Last weekend, FitzPatrick threw a lavish party for himself at his exclusive County Wicklow residence on the occasion of his 62nd birthday. He hired an events specialist company to make sure the party was top notch according to the Sunday Independent.

Commenting on the event, one close friend of Mr FitzPatrick's said: "He did what? Oh, Jesus! I don't understand why he doesn't just stay out of the way and stop drawing attention to himself . . . That's crazy behaviour altogether."

Fitzpatrick was involved in another embarrassing episode recently when he won second prize at his local golf club's annual competition.

When he stood to receive his award, someone shouted "Where's our $30 billion?"

Since his bank was bailed out by the Irish taxpayer, Fitzpatrick has continued to work on his handicap at Druids' Glen, Greystones and at the exclusive Las Brisas Golf and Country Club in the Spanish resort of Marabella.

He is due to meet with his creditors this Wednesday to avoid bankruptcy. He owes his own bank $140 million in personal loans.