Apology: Comfort Keepers


IN A front-page article on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, entitled “Reilly aide advised home help firm in lucrative HSE deal”, we incorrectly stated that a special adviser to the Minister for Health was employed until last year by Elder Home Care Limited t/a “Comfort Keepers” and that this aide to the Minister had “advised” Elder Home Care Limited t/a “Comfort Keepers” in relation to what we described as a lucrative HSE deal.

We acknowledge that the special adviser in question has never had any connection whatsoever with “Comfort Keepers”. On being notified of this we immediately removed the original article from our online edition and posted a corrective article.

We also acknowledge, contrary to a suggestion in the article, that “Comfort Keepers” is a 100 per cent Irish family-owned company.

We apologise to “Comfort Keepers” and its management for both failing to contact them in advance of publication and for publishing information which was both incorrect and damaging.