Dáil debates

Wednesday, 18 May 2005

Personal Apology by Minister of State.


12:00 pm

Jerry Cowley (Mayo, Independent)
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The Minister of State, Deputy Conor Lenihan, wishes to make a statement, with the permission of the House.

Photo of Conor LenihanConor Lenihan (Minister of State, Department of Foreign Affairs; Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
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I thank Deputy Hogan for the courtesy he has extended to me. During Leaders' Questions this morning, I made remarks that I now regret having made. I regret the remarks made and I apologise sincerely if any offence was taken from the remarks. I want to make that absolutely clear — my apology to the House — as early as possible, given the interpretation that may be put on those remarks.