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Kenny Faces Irish Bank Inquiry Calls as Anglo Tapes Released

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny faced growing calls for an inquiry into the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank Corp. after the Irish Independent released recordings of talks between executives as the lender sought a bailout.

The partial transcripts from September 2008 indicate the then-executives planned to seek an initial 7 billion euros ($9.2 billion) from the central bank because a commitment that size would make the authorities unwilling to let the lender later fail, the newspaper reported.