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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Irish Banks
Infographic: How much have the Irish put into their banks?
As this image reveals, quite a bit.

THOUGH WE ALL HOPE that the next round of European banking stress tests – due in a year’s time – won’t reveal any further holes in Ireland’s banks, our bill for rescuing an ailing banking sector remains the largest single burden on the Irish Exchequer.

Ireland’s so far put €64.1 billion into its banks – having to borrow much of it from the EU and IMF – a figure which this infographic from Stephen Donnelly TD reveals to be far in excess of what the people of other countries have had to put in.

The graphic underlines the impact that the banking crisis has had on the average Irish pay cheque.

Image: Stephen Donnelly; design by Cream Graphics.

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