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RTÉ News: Anglo asked to consider legal privilegeThe judge in charge of the Commercial Court has asked Anglo Irish Bank to consider 'at the highest level' and 'as a matter of urgency' whether it wants to continue to claim legal professional privilege over certain documents seized by the Director of Corporate Enforcement as part of his investigation into the bank.
Mr Justice Peter Kelly said Anglo Irish Bank was now wholly owned by the State.
He said it was 'incongruous' for a State-owned body to be claiming privilege over documents in relation to an investigation being carried out by an officer of the State.
The bank was entitled to claim privilege, he said, but he believed it should reconsider 'at the highest levels' whether it was wise, prudent or sensible to do so.
Adjourned for two weeks.