It was the costliest bank bailout Irish taxpayers didn’t have to pay for. The Royal Bank of Scotland needed £46 billion from British taxpayers in 2008 to keep afloat. In the end, a third of that cash, £14.9 billion (€20.9 billion at today’s exchange rates), was required to prop up Ulster Bank, an astonishing sum for a bank that at its peak in 2007 was still half the size of AIB and Bank of Ireland....
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