This afternoon, we published in detail a story on the Life Site website concerning remarks attributed to a person ‘identified as Mary Kennedy, of RTÉ,’ reportedly made in the press Centre in Knock, County Mayo during the Pope’s visit on Sunday.
Laura Fitzgerald, Of RTÉ, writes:
Mary Kennedy was not at Knock on Sunday so the article, headline and use of her photo is incorrect
Mary presented the Saturday night programme live from Croke Park in RTE 2 so wasn’t any part of coverage from Knock.
Also for the record that story was referenced on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland which was co-presented live on Sunday morning from Knock and on RTÉ’s One O’Clock TV news bulletin along with subsequent coverage.
We are very sorry to Mary Kennedy.
We should have verified the identification. We have contacted the journalist concerned and will follow up as soon as we know what happened.