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Irish "Pixie Heads" confront Merkel with humour, not riots

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Dublin for a gathering of the European People's Party, her first visit to Ireland since 2008.

7th March, 2014
German chancellor Angela Merkel is in Dublin for a gathering of the European People's Party, her first visit to Ireland since 2008

“Hello, little pixie heads,” a parody of Angela Merkel greets the Irish.

The version of the German chancellor played by satirist Barry Murphy in a blond wig is one of Ireland’s most popular comedy sketches. In it, he captures the humour with which his countrymen have largely treated their lopsided relationship with Europe’s biggest economic power.

“I thought it was very funny, but maybe I have been here for...

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