Corrections & Clarifications


A reference in Breda O’Brien’s column last Saturday – regarding comments by Prof Veronica O’Keane on RTÉ’s Prime Time programme – to “a breach of guidelines for best practice” when speaking about suicide, was made in the context of guidelines for the media and was not a reference to Prof O’Keane’s medical practice.

There was also no intention to suggest that Prof O’Keane’s views are minority ones within the psychiatry profession.

Where errors occur, it is the policy of The Irish Times to correct or clarify as soon as practicable.