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# Apology

This week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Sorry scenes
I apologise I didn’t do better – Sam Allardyce
The former England boss was brought in for Leeds’ final four games of the season.
Last month
May 2023
# Defamation
Iona Institute's David Quinn settles case with abortion rights activist over defamatory tweet
The case was raised in the Dáil by the Green Party’s Neasa Hourigan last year.
This year
# Apology
Happy Pear apologise for 'unqualified' remarks linking antibiotics to depression on podcast
The comments featured on a podcast and social media earlier this week.
# eviction ban
Barry Cowen sorry 'if people find' comparison between eviction ban and free sweets offensive
‘It wasn’t my intention to offend them. Sure what more much more do you want me to say?’ the TD told Claire Byrne.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach apologises for 'ill-judged' intern comment at Washington Ireland event
Varadkar recalled his time as an intern in Washington in the last year of Bill Clinton’s Presidency.
# legal strategy
HSE apologies: Advocates call for 'change of culture' to stop long court battles for families
Solicitors said the HSE’s actions on numerous medical negligence cases harm the ‘healing process’ for families.
Medical negligence solicitors claim that the HSE's strategy on cases remains "deny and defend".
One solicitor summarised the approach as "you deal with it when you have to deal with it".
The HSE says its open disclosure policy reflects the primacy of the rights of patients.
# Apology
All Blacks star Savea sorry for throat-slitting gesture
The star admitted he lost control and regretted the action.
# Apology
Pep Guardiola says sorry to Steven Gerrard - 'I am ashamed of myself for what I said'
The Manchester City boss referenced the former Liverpool captain’s slip during the 2014 Premier League title race.
# Apology
UK MP apologises for describing Israeli government as ‘fascist’
Kim Johnson also said she recognised the use of the term, ‘apartheid state’, was ‘insensitive’.
# all too frequent
BBC apologises for claiming that Paul Mescal is British
“The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish,” the broadcaster admitted on its website.
# enable ireland
Charity apologises for 'Nanny 911' advice to Cork parents of girl with intellectual disability
The family parted ways with the non-profit last year amid the fallout from the incident.
# Apology
'I f**ked it all up again': Marler opens up on 'slur' following two-week ban
The Harlequins and England prop has apologised for comments made to Jake Heenan about his mother.
Last year
UCD apologises to Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin for 'inadequate response' to sexual harassment
The broadcaster and academic said it “closes a chapter” on the ordeal, which began in 2015.
# Apology
Queen’s former lady in waiting apologises for asking charity boss where she 'really came from'
Susan Hussey was a close aide to the late Queen for decades.
# Apology
'I will lead the Conservatives into the next election', Truss declares
The British prime minister said her fiscal policies “went too far and too fast”.
# Sorry
Bundee Aki 'extremely apologetic' after his red card for Connacht
The Ireland centre was sent off during Saturday’s defeat to the Stormers.
# Sorry
AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy
The bank contacted account holders across Ireland today to confirm that cash services won’t be withdrawn from 70 branches.
# Regret
Blackpool's Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets
Teammate Jake Daniels earlier this week became the first Briton in the men’s professional game to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.
# Apology
Norway apologies to gay people 50 years after decriminalisation
119 men were convicted in Norway between 1902 and 1950 for having sex with other men.
# Catholic Church
Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.
# St Patrick's Guild
'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.
# Google Ireland Ltd
Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'
Google Ireland Ltd issued an apology to Lee Anderson at a High Court hearing in London today.
# owning it
Eddie Howe responds to Jonjo Shelvey apology
The Magpies are unbeaten in eight Premier League games.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon issues formal apology to thousands of women executed as witches
An estimated 4,000 Scots were accused of being witches between 1563 and 1736, under the terms of the Witchcraft Act of 1563.
# Apology
Irish ambassador in Moscow summoned over Russian Embassy crash as Varadkar labels it 'foolish and unhelpful'
The Russian foreign ministry wants an apology and compensation.
# Apology
Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.
# Mental Health
'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.
# camhs
HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.
# free socks
British energy firm apologises for sending customers free socks during energy crisis
The energy firm said it should not have gone ahead with the plan in light of major price rises that are about to hit millions of households.
# Sorry
Irish defender apologises for 2014 tweet
Portadown earlier this week withdrew a contract offer to Joe Gorman after a fan backlash.
# Apology
UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.
All time
# Apology
Former MEP Dana's brother agrees settlement in defamation cases
Both newspapers have apologised to John Brown and agreed to pay damages and his legal costs.
# Apology
South Africa's de Kock says sorry for refusing to take knee
De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa’s Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.
# Apology
UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic
Sajid Javid’s comments came after the UK Government’s response to the outbreak was criticised by MPs.
# accommodation crisis
Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.
# Apology
Man City star 'subjected to all sorts of abusive messages' after red card
Georgia Stanway says there ‘was absolutely no malice intended’.
# Merrion
Coveney asks to appear before Oireachtas Committee to clarify text controversy
The fallout from the Zappone controversy continues.
# Delays
Dublin Airport apologises for 'lengthy queues' at security screening
Passengers expressed anger on social media over the length of time they spent in queues.
# Apology
Labour TD Ivana Bacik apologises for attending Merrion Hotel party
In a statement, Bacik said that Labour leader Alan Kelly had accepted her apology.
# Apology
Green Bay Packers wide receiver 'forever sorry' for anti-Asian racial slur
Devin Funchess made the remark while commenting on the difficulty of seeing smiles on faces that were covered by masks due to the pandemic.