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It is a great opportunity to hear the latest from Ireland, but first we want to get this story out of the way and let you know what we have learnt from the incident.
We want to start by talking about how it happened, and the response to the incident itself.
There is a lot of speculation around what happened and who was to blame.
In a matter of days, the team were asked to leave the training facility in Dublin to help with the investigation.
We were asked not to attend a meeting to discuss the team’s actions.
There was a meeting that was to discuss our response, but we were not invited to speak.
We are not in any way questioning the decision of the club or the decision to play, we are not questioning the team, we were just asked to attend the meeting.
The club was not allowed to give any of the players who were there access to the players in the meeting room.
We have been told by the club that there was a confidentiality agreement that the players were to keep to themselves, that was the agreement.
That was a misunderstanding on our part.
It was never our intention to have a discussion, it was just a misunderstanding and the players knew that.
It’s really important to remember that these things happen.
The whole team was asked to come and help the investigation and we were told not to be present.
In an ideal world, everyone would be present, but that wasn’t the case.
The players were not there to discuss any of this.
They were there to be in the building at the time, in a meeting room and to be able to look over their shoulder at the incident and ask questions.
I was there to help them and the club were there because they wanted to assist them, not to take over their responsibilities.
I don’t want to say that we are happy, but the players are in the right place and they have done a fantastic job.
They had a meeting in the dressing room to look at what had happened, which was a big deal.
It helped them understand how the situation unfolded, which is something we haven’t always been able to do with players who have not been at the club for a long time.
As soon as they knew the players had been asked to go, they left the room.
That is how the investigation happened.
We went to the meeting and it was a difficult meeting, because we were talking about what had occurred, not about any sort of political issue.
We had a lot to say, we didn’t want anything to be said.
We wanted to explain that the decision had been made to go home, that they were being asked to do that, that there had been a misunderstanding.
We didn’t have a problem with them doing that, but they weren’t asked to speak to the media, which we are very sorry about.
The only thing that was made clear was that they had to stay in the room, that it was okay if they wanted the club to be on their side, that we would be there if they didn’t like what they were doing.
In that moment, I wanted to make sure that the team had a clear understanding of what was going on.
It didn’t take long for us to understand the club and its intentions, and we knew that if we were to continue to do our job, then it was our responsibility to explain what was happening.
We spoke to the manager, who was there at the meeting, we spoke to some of the other players, and then it fell to the senior staff to come out and talk to us.
We told them what happened.
We explained what had taken place, that everything was fine and we understood.
They said they understood and they left.
It was a very difficult situation, but it didn’t happen again.
It doesn’t happen every day, but in that moment we were asked by the players to come to the dressing rooms and talk, which they did.
We understood and we did our job.
It wasn’t an ideal situation.
We had to be there and they had the opportunity to talk to the club, and it’s not an easy thing to do.
We were told to do it, so we did.
I can understand that the media is going to look for some sort of explanation, but to do the job of explaining what happened, it is important that we have the right information to put out, so that we can put it out in a positive way.