Saturday 25 November 2017

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

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Lise Hand

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.

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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