This may not be news but it is worth seeing all the figures together.
The total cost of the Irish bank bailout looks like it is going to easily top 50bn.
The estimate provided by the DoF is for 46.26bn
But this excludes the 3.3bn additional that AIB will need bringing the total to 49.56bn.
But it also excludes the interest on the promissory notes.
This will add at least another 8bn to the total bringing the total to 57.56bn.
This excludes any potential cost from NAMA and the worst case scenario from Anglo which could add another 10bn to the total.
So overall we are looking at cost somewhere between 55bn and 65bn.
That puts the range at somewhere between 42% of GNP and 50% of GNP.