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Wednesday 21 March 2018

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{ I cannot but express my contempt at this."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives her reaction to the contents of the Anglo Tapes

{ These tapes are a thunderbolt. They show the contempt and the arrogance and the insolence of senior personnel working in that bank towards everybody."

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

{ No German of Ms Merkel's age would not know the history and context of that song and not be deeply offended by it and that's why I'm not surprised by her comments."

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton on why 'Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles' is so offensive to German people

{ I can understand her anger at the tapes and it is the case, as she pointed out, that German taxpayers are guaranteeing Ireland's bailout but at the same time let's not forget that German banks had a role in contributing to the crisis in Ireland."

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar reacts to Merkel's comments

{ We have still a work to go in terms of the pillar banks... and this backdrop is not helpful to that cause."

Minister for Public Spending Brendan Howlin

{ The Government agenda is to create a political show trial with a narrow scope just to enquire into politicians"

Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins casts doubts on any future banking inquiry

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