Newspaper Apology — Golf Story

The former president of and General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants’ & Inspectors (AGSI) have settled their defamation actions against the Publishers of the Irish Mail on Sunday.  The terms include an apology read to the High Court which said Associated Newspapers accept that an “untrue” report was published in the Irish Mail on Sunday, Feb. 24th 2013.

The front-page report said that AGSI’s then president Willie Gleeson and General Secretary John Redmond had travelled together on a golfing trip to Spain and were therefore unable to attend a meeting requested by the Garda Commissioner.  “Neither men play golf and were not on such a trip, nor did they miss such a meeting”.


Read the Irish Times article by clicking – HERE

2 Responses to Newspaper Apology — Golf Story

  1. John Brennan May 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Congratulations and well done to Willie and John.
    This article was a perfect example of how journalistic standards have dropped to the level of the gutter.
    I cannot understand how any self respecting journalist could come up with such a story and present it to his Editor for publication. Time and time again we have seen the so called “defenders of free speech” libel decent hard working people. Whatever happened to checking and double checking your facts to make sure it is the truth? What action will be taken against the people responsible? If previous examples are anything to go by I would say there will be no reprimand.

  2. patrick joseph mc May 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    The sad fact is that this was left in the public domain for over two years without any effort to undo the slur on their good names in a private and public capacity, It should be of no concern whether they played golf or not ,the damage was done by saying they could not be trusted to do their jobs in a time of crisis for their association

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