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Suzanne Breen – an apology

14 October 2009

The NUJ has apologised to journalist Suzanne Breen for an article in the September/October edition of the Journalist, the union's membership magazine.

In that edition of the Journalist we published a letter by Paddy McGarvey under the headline "Union hero Suzanne Breen was ‘licensed by the Real IRA'".

We unreservedly accept that the allegations in the headline and article were totally and absolutely without foundation and should never have been published by us in the first place.

We fully accept that Suzanne Breen has at all times conducted interviews and investigations on a strictly professional basis as a journalist and we sincerely apologise to her for publishing false allegations to the contrary.

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