Outrage at banking bonus
The Ulster Bank throughout Ireland has had a bad year but its parent company, the RBS, which, even with massive amounts of taxpayers' money, has had a dreadful year, is to pay £1.3bn in bonuses to staff.
That is a gross insult to people who have lost their jobs, those who endure pay cuts, those being hounded for mortgage payments and businesses that are being slowly strangled by banks not prepared to give worthy loans.
BILLY LEONARD (Sinn Fein)
MLA for East Londonderry