End of tea and sympathy at the Aras?

Mary McAleese has gotten herself into a lot of hot water over her remarks on Morning Ireland yesterday, in which she compared Nazi in doctrination against Jews to Protestant attitudes to Catholics in Nothern Ireland. The remarks have caused a furore amongst Ulster Protestants. Ian Paisley Junior remarked: “So much for bridge-building Mary”.

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