Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has said he regrets being involved in a number of car collisions, particularly one in 1993 when he was 33.

By that stage in his life, he said, he was married and should have matured.

Mr Duffy was previously involved in a collision in 1978, where a woman was seriously injured.

Although he said it did not excuse his actions, he said that as a much younger man working in pirate radio, he probably did not have the respect for the law that he should have had.

However, he stressed that he has “always put my hand up and apologised” for wrongdoing and said he lives with it all the time.

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Source: RTE