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Tapes prompt prospect of rewinding to 2011 for re-run of referendum

Published 27/06/2013 | 05:00

While the Taoiseach and Micheal Martin traded Anglo blows across the Dail chamber during Leaders' Questions, there was another quieter spot of parliamentary handbags unfolding among coalition colleagues.

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There was the usual bit of barracking going on, with a few of the hardy boys of Labour and Fine Gael unwilling to pass up an opportunity to stick a flurry of boots into Fianna Fail while their leader grilled Enda about the inadequacy of settling for a parliamentary inquiry.

But Fine Gael's resident banker Peter Mathews was unhappy with such irreverence being displayed over the tragic topic of broken banks.

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