The Observer apologised yesterday after confusing the Republic of Ireland with the United Kingdom for the third time in a month.
In its ‘For the record’section, it wrote: ‘Apologies to Ireland, part threeâ€¦ We have included the Republic of Ireland in Britain, this time in Review. ‘The places where the story of Britain is told’ included Dublin and Cork and the Irish writers Roddy Doyle and Colm Toibin in a survey of British literature. Sorryâ€¦again.”
On 14 December, it corrected a graphic that included Irish rugby union players under the heading ‘British Lions”, and on 7 December it corrected a map that included Ireland in ‘Cool Britannia”.