Irish Independent apology very significant - Gerry Adams
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has welcomed today’s apology by the Irish Independent for repeating an entirely unfounded allegation against him. He said the development was "very significant".
The apology comes in the wake of a series of decisions by the Press Ombudsman to uphold complaints by Mr Adams about articles in the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent.
Commenting on today’s apology Gerry Adams said:
"Coverage of Sinn Féin, and in particular myself as Party Leader, by the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent has been unrelenting in its bias, distortion and offensiveness for many years now.
"The effect of this coverage has been insidious and deeply corrosive for journalism and the coverage of politics in this state.
“I welcome today’s apology from the Irish Independent which is very significant. I sincerely hope that it furthers the cause of fairness and objectivity in political coverage in the Irish media."