Senator Ronan Mullen apology


An article published in the edition of April 23rd last, concerning a meeting in the Dáil on seeking the legalisation of abortion in certain cases reported dialogue between Senator Ronan Mullen and one of the lobbyists present.

Senator Mullen was contacted by an Irish Times reporter who accepted his invitation to revert to him if any specific allegations were made about what was said by him at the meeting.

A specific allegation was made and was reported in our article but it was not put to Senator Mullen beforehand.

This led to a disputed version of events being reported.

The article was not complete and was unfair to Senator Mullen and The Irish Times apologises to him for the error.

We also acknowledge that an addendum comment placed beneath a subsequent letter of clarification from Senator Mullen did not clarify his position.