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Mail apology to Minister Reilly

THE publishers of the Irish Mail on Sunday have apologised in the High Court to Minister James Reilly over an article which falsely linked him to a developer building a new public health clinic.

Charles Meenan SC, for Dr Reilly, said the matter arose out of defamation proceedings brought over an October 7, 2012, article when his client was Minister for Health.

Counsel said the matter had been settled and Tom Murphy BL, for Associated Newspapers Ireland, said the paper "deeply regrets" that the article was published.