Wednesday 22 November 2017

We pay for AIB

•I note that our Finance Minister has confirmed that AIB made a special request to pay its new chief executive a salary exceeding the €500,000 cap. The reason given by AIB chairman David Hodgkinson is that the bank needs to attract suitable candidates to protect the Government's €20bn 'investment'.

To set the record straight, it wasn't the Government's money AIB received, it was the taxpayers' money. This money was taken from us and given to you without our consent, Mr Hodgkinson.

The Irish taxpayer is paying for your AIB 'investment' through crippling taxes and closed A&E departments in towns like Roscommon.

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