SBP editorial: Ten years on, we are still getting a raw deal from the banks

7th October, 2018

It has been more than a decade now since Irish taxpayers stumped up to bail out the banks.

Yet even after the years of painful austerity to help fund that bailout, the country seems to have an altogether too deferential attitude towards its banks.

An example of this was given last week when Philip Lane appeared before the Oireachtas finance committee. Lane is a massively experienced and credentialed economist and is a central banker in...

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