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Local councillor dismisses claims he's issued an apology to Joe Brolly over Clones article

Jun 20, 2022 12:06 By News Northern Sound
Local councillor dismisses claims he's issued an apology to Joe Brolly over Clones article Local councillor dismisses claims he's issued an apology to Joe Brolly over Clones article
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In a recent tweet, Joe Brolly Brolly claimed Cllr Truell "deeply regrets his actions" and that this was a "lapse of judgment on his part".

A local councillor has dismissed claims that he has issued an apology to GAA pundit Joe Brolly.

In a recent tweet, Brolly claimed he "received an apology from Monaghan Council" for a motion which was passed by Cllr Richard Truell and that the motion has since been withdrawn.

Richard Truell passed a motion at last week's Monaghan County Council meeting, seeking an apology from Joe Brolly and The Sunday Independent for an article in which Mr Brolly referred to Clones as 'Calcutta, Ireland'.

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However, Brolly later appeared to double down on his statement and told TheJournal.ie he extended his apologies to the people of Calcutta, adding that he "in no way intended to demean them by comparing them to Clones".

And in his tweet, Brolly further claimed that Cllr Truell "deeply regrets his actions" and that this was a "lapse of judgment on his part".

But speaking to Northern Sound, Cllr Richard Truell denied that his motion was withdrawn and said no apology had been issued on his behalf:

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