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The annual 12th July parade has taken place in Rossnowlagh, Co.Donegal where Orangemen from lodges in the Republic were joined by visiting members of Northern Ireland lodges. Video: Bryan O’Brien

Political leaders need a thick skin, but Micheál Martin was entitled to take offence in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon. The Taoiseach, after all, had just likened him to a paedophile priest. The Fianna Fáil leader, he said, reminded him of a parish priest who preaches about avoiding sin while “secretly going behind the altar and engaging in any amount of sin himself”.

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