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star apology Miriam O’Callaghan apologises for not ‘leading by example’ after RTÉ gathering


Miriam believes she should have led by example

Miriam believes she should have led by example

Miriam believes she should have led by example

Miriam O’Callaghan has this morning joined the list of RTÉ stars to apologise on air after photographs emerged on Friday of a number of the company’s top broadcasters failing to observe social distancing.

Primetime presenter O’Callaghan was pictured with her arm around a retiring colleague during what RTÉ have called “an impromptu gathering” at its Montrose site earlier this month, in a saga that has resulted in a garda probe of the incident.

Speaking on her Sunday with Miriam show on RTÉ Radio One, Ms O’Callaghan said she was “deeply sorry”.

“I want to apologise once more for that photograph of me failing to observe social distancing here in RTÉ last week. It was completely my fault, no one else’s, and I am deeply sorry.

“I am also acutely aware that as someone in the public eye, it is so important to lead by example, and by posing it the photograph the way I did, I failed to do that. In that moment I know I let everyone down and for that I will be forever sorry,” O’Callaghan said.

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