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Don't worry, Michael, her majesty will forgive you

Shane Ross

Published 06/04/2014 | 02:30

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: suitably contrite, Michael O’Leary, seated on right, listens patiently to Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the opening of Ryanair’s new corporate headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin. Photo: Damian Eagers
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: suitably contrite, Michael O’Leary, seated on right, listens patiently to Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the opening of Ryanair’s new corporate headquarters in Swords, Co Dublin. Photo: Damian Eagers

HAS Michael O'Leary gone native? He was certainly out of tune with the native mood last week.

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Natives of Ireland were utterly dismayed at his tasteless joke about sex and the Queen on Monday. His crude gag, aimed at ingratiating himself with an expectant audience at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly "went down like a lead balloon", according to chairman, Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh.

Although Joe hails from the strongly nationalist Donegal, he insists that O'Leary's clanger totally misread the state of "UK-Irish relations since the Queen's visit".

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