Inspector Aidan Farrelly has apologised to Mountmellick Cemetery Committee for not attending last July’s cemetery mass, when drivers reportedly “abandoned” cars and verbally abused Civil Defence parking volunteers.
“We had a member detailed for duty but they were on sick leave. That happens. They were covered by traffic corps but they were called to a serious accident. I apologise. We messed up there, I will make sure it won’t happen again,” he said at the JPC meeting.