Mr Padraig O'Gorman
In an article by Kevin Myers in the Irish Independent on February 2 under the headline 'Proposing a memorial for IRA terrorists is grotesque', reference was made to Mr Padraig O'Gorman, town clerk of Enniscorthy Town Council.
The Irish Independent accepts that it was inaccurate to imply that the proposal from Coiste Cairde na Laochra to erect a memorial to honour five IRA men who died in Edentubber in 1957 was the "apparent wishes of the town clerk", Mr O'Gorman. It is accepted that Mr O'Gorman was correctly performing his official duties in presenting the proposal to the council and had no other agenda in relation to the matter.
The Irish Independent is happy to clarify this matter and apologises to Mr O'Gorman for any offence caused.
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