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Taxpayers hit again by ever-diminishing banks

29th December, 2013

The one popular thing Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in his recent address to the nation was that the banks should be working for the economy, by lending to businesses and households, rather than just living off the taxpayer, which is what they've been doing for half a decade.

But the Taoiseach should be careful what he wishes for. In fact, the banks have been working for the Irish economy for the last couple of years...

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