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Martina Devlin: Still there is no humility as they rifle our pockets

Published 31/03/2010 | 05:00

NEVER has arrogance cost a country so dearly. The haughtiness, ineptitude and delusional posturing of our leading bankers, along with their refusal to accept the scale of their mistakes, have been tolerated for too long.

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We're paying for it now. The magnitude of the bill presented to taxpayers yesterday was hair-raising. When Brian Lenihan called the Anglo rescue package unpalatable but "the least worst option", he could have been referring to the entire banking clean-up operation.

None of it is particularly easy to swallow. Still, one way to sweeten the pill would be to give us something in return for our money.

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