# Apology

Last month
November 2023
M&S apologises for ad out-take showing burning Christmas party hats in Palestine flag colours
The image has since been removed ‘following feedback’ and M&S has apologised for ‘any unintentional hurt caused’.
This year
Justin Trudeau offers 'unreserved' apology for ex-Nazi's invitation to Canadian parliament
The Canadian leader was referring to an embarrassing incident that marred a visit by Zelenskyy last week.
Speaker of Canada's House apologises after ovations for man who fought for Nazis
Yaroslav Hunka (98) received two standing ovations from Canadian MPs in the presence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Spanish PM calls football chief's apology for World Cup kiss 'insufficient'
As the controversy over the kiss grew yesterday, Rubiales apologised in a video posted on social media.
Fernandes demands apology for Man United penalty call
No action was taken for a handball by Cristian Romero that turned Alejandro Garnacho’s shot behind for a corner.
What actually happened in the Johnny Sexton hearing?
The Ireland captain was banned for three games for misconduct.
Tory MP apologises for attending ‘birthday drinks’ during Covid
Crosbie is a former parliamentary private secretary to ex-UK health secretary Matt Hancock.
I apologise I didn’t do better – Sam Allardyce
The former England boss was brought in for Leeds’ final four games of the season.
Iona Institute's David Quinn settles case with abortion rights activist over defamatory tweet
The case was raised in the Dáil by the Green Party’s Neasa Hourigan last year.
Happy Pear apologise for 'unqualified' remarks linking antibiotics to depression on podcast
The comments featured on a podcast and social media earlier this week.
Barry Cowen sorry 'if people find' comparison between eviction ban and free sweets offensive
‘It wasn’t my intention to offend them. Sure what more much more do you want me to say?’ the TD told Claire Byrne.
Taoiseach apologises for 'ill-judged' intern comment at Washington Ireland event
Varadkar recalled his time as an intern in Washington in the last year of Bill Clinton’s Presidency.
HSE apologies: Advocates call for 'change of culture' to stop long court battles for families
Solicitors said the HSE’s actions on numerous medical negligence cases harm the ‘healing process’ for families.
Medical negligence solicitors claim that the HSE's strategy on cases remains "deny and defend".
One solicitor summarised the approach as "you deal with it when you have to deal with it".
The HSE says its open disclosure policy reflects the primacy of the rights of patients.
All Blacks star Savea sorry for throat-slitting gesture
The star admitted he lost control and regretted the action.
Pep Guardiola says sorry to Steven Gerrard - 'I am ashamed of myself for what I said'
The Manchester City boss referenced the former Liverpool captain’s slip during the 2014 Premier League title race.
UK MP apologises for describing Israeli government as ‘fascist’
Kim Johnson also said she recognised the use of the term, ‘apartheid state’, was ‘insensitive’.
BBC apologises for claiming that Paul Mescal is British
“The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish,” the broadcaster admitted on its website.
Charity apologises for 'Nanny 911' advice to Cork parents of girl with intellectual disability
The family parted ways with the non-profit last year amid the fallout from the incident.
'I f**ked it all up again': Marler opens up on 'slur' following two-week ban
The Harlequins and England prop has apologised for comments made to Jake Heenan about his mother.
Last year
UCD apologises to Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin for 'inadequate response' to sexual harassment
The broadcaster and academic said it “closes a chapter” on the ordeal, which began in 2015.
Queen’s former lady in waiting apologises for asking charity boss where she 'really came from'
Susan Hussey was a close aide to the late Queen for decades.
'I will lead the Conservatives into the next election', Truss declares
The British prime minister said her fiscal policies “went too far and too fast”.
Bundee Aki 'extremely apologetic' after his red card for Connacht
The Ireland centre was sent off during Saturday’s defeat to the Stormers.
AIB apologises to customers over binned cashless branch strategy
The bank contacted account holders across Ireland today to confirm that cash services won’t be withdrawn from 70 branches.
Blackpool's Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets
Teammate Jake Daniels earlier this week became the first Briton in the men’s professional game to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990.
Norway apologies to gay people 50 years after decriminalisation
119 men were convicted in Norway between 1902 and 1950 for having sex with other men.
Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.
'It's an insult': €3,000 payment for people who were illegally adopted criticised
The payments will only apply to people whose illegal adoptions were facilitated by St Patrick’s Guild.
Tory MP reaches settlement over Google ad suggesting he was 'sympathetic to abuse of children'
Google Ireland Ltd issued an apology to Lee Anderson at a High Court hearing in London today.
Eddie Howe responds to Jonjo Shelvey apology
The Magpies are unbeaten in eight Premier League games.
Nicola Sturgeon issues formal apology to thousands of women executed as witches
An estimated 4,000 Scots were accused of being witches between 1563 and 1736, under the terms of the Witchcraft Act of 1563.
Irish ambassador in Moscow summoned over Russian Embassy crash as Varadkar labels it 'foolish and unhelpful'
The Russian foreign ministry wants an apology and compensation.
Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.
'Beyond comprehension': HSE CEO apologises to families affected by damning CAMHS report
The report found 227 children were exposed to risk of harm due to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of them.
HSE apologises to young people over 'care deficiencies' in Kerry mental health services
The executive will issue written apologies to around 250 families.
British energy firm apologises for sending customers free socks during energy crisis
The energy firm said it should not have gone ahead with the plan in light of major price rises that are about to hit millions of households.
Irish defender apologises for 2014 tweet
Portadown earlier this week withdrew a contract offer to Joe Gorman after a fan backlash.
UK energy firm apologises after telling customers to ‘cuddle pets’ to keep warm
Other tips included “challenging the kids to a hula hoop competition”, “doing star jumps” and “cleaning the house”.
All time
Former MEP Dana's brother agrees settlement in defamation cases
Both newspapers have apologised to John Brown and agreed to pay damages and his legal costs.
South Africa's de Kock says sorry for refusing to take knee
De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa’s Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.