Thursday 19 April 2018

Rabbitte lashes 'orgy of negativity'

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Pat Rabbitte claims sections of the media, including within RTE, responded with "absolute glee" to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments on banking debt.

Ms Merkel's hardline stance on the use of the new EU bailout fund to inject funds into banks was greeted with an "orgy of negativity", he said.

In response to a question on RTE Radio's 'This Week', the minister replied: "Well, if you were to read the orgy of negativity that's around the place today, including from RTE, you would get the impression that, in some quarters, there is absolute glee about the remarks of Angela Merkel and then you ask me, with a straight face, why is the Tanaiste concerned?"

Irish Independent

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