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THE Sunday Times reports that the Irish President is “pleased and relieved at “the generous reaction” to her apology, which was generally accepted by unionists“. Following her apology, a “delighted” Orange Order is now to reschedule a meeting with McAleese, which it had cancelled immediately after her comments.

While one Sindo columnist said Mary McAleese spoke for him in her initial comments, the News Letter leader says that despite the apology, the damage has been done. Ruth Dudley Edwards suggests that the President could atone by acknowledging and challenging sectarianism within her own community, and mentions an “illuminating debate on www.sluggerotoole.com”…

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