"I let everyone down" - Miriam O'Callaghan apologises on-air for photo at RTÉ retirement gathering 1 week ago

"I let everyone down" - Miriam O'Callaghan apologises on-air for photo at RTÉ retirement gathering

She apologised during her RTÉ Radio 1 'Sunday with Miriam' show.

Miriam O'Callaghan is the latest RTÉ presenter to apologise after she was photographed along with colleagues at a gathering where social distancing was not being observed.

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Images emerged on Friday that showed RTÉ employees posing for photographs with a retiring member of staff.

The RTÉ Primetime presenter, who was pictured with her arm around a colleague on her final day in RTÉ, said she that she wanted 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's statement follows apologies made on-air by Bryan Dobson, David McCullagh and Eileen Dunne.

O'Callaghan said that it was "important to lead by example"