11 Dec 2010

An Irishman tells it like it is

A wee bit of discontent…

Fury was mounting last night as it emerged that Irish bankers will pocket multi-million pound bonuses after being bailed out by British taxpayers.

The Allied Irish Bank will hand out £34million in bonuses for its executives this month, despite being on the brink of another rescue package. Britain stumped up £3.2billion to save Ireland from collapse last month as part of a £72.1billion European bail-out.

The handout comes at a time when millions of hard-pressed Britons are struggling with the Government’s austerity measures to reduce its own budget deficit.

Read more: Daily Express