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Complainant Name:
Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Irish News


Mr Sammy Wilson MP MLA complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about an article which claimed that he had rejected plans for an MTV awards party at the Stormont Estate.


The newspaper explained that the article came from a news agency, and had been published in good faith. The matter was resolved when it agreed to publish the following apology, issued by the agency:

The Press Association reported on October 23 that Sammy Wilson, the Northern Ireland Minister for Finance and Personnel, rejected a request from the organisers of the European Music Awards to hold a post-show party in the Stormont Estate. This was incorrect. Mr Wilson was not involved. We apologise for the error and are happy to clarify the matter.

Date Published: 23/02/2012

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