In the aftermath of the blanket bank guarantee the Irish government used taxpayer money (NTMA,ELA's etc ) to recapitalize the covered Irish banks. This move last but not least was made to protect depositors and creditors from any losses on principal and accrued interest. In February 2011, AIB has acquired the Anglo Irish deposits book of €7 billion and received another tranche of NAMA senior bonds with a nominal value of € 12 billion. Furthermore AIB acquired the Anglo Irish Bank Corporation (International) PLC in the Isle of Man with customer deposits of almost € 1.6 billion. We have learned a little about the Anglo Irish bondholders in recent year, but I think it's time to learn a little more about the so well looked after depositors as well.
Now here is a question for you if one had access to a list of Irish depositors at Anglo Irish Bank at the time of the guarantee (€51.5bn) and the recapitalization would it be legally sound to publish this list online? And if not, who would be allowed to access to this list of untouchable investors? Does government care to know who they are?