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Matt Cooper: Stingy banks are coining it – but that’s mainly thanks to depositors and taxpayers

It’s 15 years since the financial system was bailed out – and with the three main lenders now sitting on bumper profits, maybe it’s time to tax the sector more heavily

Brian Lenihan was Minister for Finance at the time the banks were bailed out by the state in 2008. Picture: Tony O’Shea