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Anne Harris: Gallagher devoid of bitterness -- but RTE must face public hearing

Sean Gallagher is clearly a man devoid of bitterness. It is, ironically, a very presidential trait. Possibly the single most important trait of that office, as we know from President McAleese's work with Loyalist terrorists.

Sean Gallagher has much to be bitter about. To lose the Presidency, in all probability because of the bogus tweet in The Frontline debate (something RTE's own exit polls bear out), was surely an injury. Now he has to deal with the insult -- the blithe brushing aside of his incalculable loss by those charged with seeing justice done: the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the Minister for Communications.

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