Between the dates of 30 November and 16 December 2004, we published a number of articles and photographs concerning Communications Consultant, Monica Leech and Martin Cullen TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
We accept that those publications, which referred to Monica Leech in her personal and professional capacities, were defamatory and damaging to her.
We recognise that Monica Leech at all times carried out her professional duties with the utmost integrity and skill, and in an honest and professional manner.
We also recognise that she is a person of the highest moral character. Our suggestions to the contrary were groundless and false.
We apologise unreservedly to Monica Leech for our false publications.