The Irish Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday settled a libel lawsuit by apologizing to a man they wrongly called a “convicted drug dealer” in two 2010 stories, the Irish Times reported.
According to the Irish Independent, “The articles were published in the context of the controversy surrounding the findings of the inquest into the death” of RTE’s Gerry Ryan.
The apology said:
“Mr Cosgrave is not a convicted drug dealer and has never dealt in drugs. We unreservedly apologise to Mr Cosgrave for the injury to his reputation and for the distress and embarrassment caused to him.”
Hat Tip: Guardian‘s Roy Greenslade