Mental health service confirms it recieved complaint about Al Porter


St Patrick's Mental Health Services has confirmed it has received a formal complaint about comedian and broadcaster, Al Porter.

The news comes following a string of allegations made against the 24-year-old claiming that he acted inappropriately towards a number of fellow comedians at various events over the past five years.

The Dublin hospital had previously denied that the accused had acted inappropriately during a visit with a charity after the alleged incident was reported in The Sunday Times.

However, in a statement this evening, the organisation said that "since issuing that press release, SPMHS has received such a complaint."

"The organisation is currently investigating the complaint in line with its policies and procedures."

In the wake of the allegations made against him, Al has resigned from his position at Today FM and has stepped aside from his role in the Olympia panto.

In a statement issued over the weekend, the comedian claimed that his conduct was “in keeping with [his] flamboyant and outrageous public persona.”

"Up until now, I had been unaware of these complaints or the impact of my conduct and I am truly sorry for any distress I may have caused in what I had regarded as light-hearted and good-natured circumstances," he wrote. 

His apology has since been branded as "insulting" by his accusers.