Apology Fearghal O'Toole
ON the 11th and 13th of March 2013, the Irish Independent published articles in relation to the conviction of Drew Morgan for assault of Mr Derek Bradley at Dundalk District Court and the public interest investigation launched by The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) following comments made by Judge Alan Mitchell.
The articles referred to Sergeant Fearghal O'Toole of Drogheda Garda Station.
We are happy to clarify that Sergeant O'Toole advises that he was not present at Drogheda Garda Station when the alleged incident occurred. We are happy to clarify that Sergeant O'Toole did not give evidence at the trial and is not the subject of the public interest investigation.
Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited apologises to Sergeant O'Toole for the distress caused.