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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland An Anglo Irish Bank protest in 2010.
# Your Say
Poll: Can Irish people learn to trust banks once more?
A bank levy is reportedly being planned by Government to raise between €100-200 million next year but is it enough to convince the country that bank excesses are history?

A NUMBER OF papers including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Business Post are reporting this morning that Finance Minister Michael Noonan is to introduce a new levy on banks in Tuesday’s budget.

The charge is slated to raise between €100-200 million next year and is reportedly to be placed on that banks that benefitted from the 2008 Bank Guarantee.

It has been a persistent complaint since the economic crash that Irish people have paid for the excesses of banks during the Celtic Tiger with lenders touted as the least trusted institutions in the state.

So today we’d like to know, Can Irish people learn to trust banks once more?:

Poll Results:

No, they haven't shown any desire to change. (2081)
No, any bank levy introduced now is too little, too late. (1892)
Not sure. (501)
Yes, there is some way to go but a bank levy is a good start. (291)
Yes, there were excesses during the Celtic Tiger but lessons have been learned. (87)