This week they said
The aim is to make the euro an irreversible project.
European Council president Herman Van Rompuy after EU leaders agreed new measures to deal with the euro zone’s debt crisis
Europe is always about patience and about timing. Ireland was one of the first to put forward the measures of direct injections into banks. Issues that at first sight, first indications, seem to be rejected inevitably are left on the table and find a way of becoming a reality later on.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrates the summit outcome
As in football, so at the euro summit: Italy has won out on key points in a long night of negotiations in Brussels. Chancellor Merkel gave way.
German magazine Der Spiegel
I am still a republican.
Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness after a meeting with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, which he described as “very nice”
The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law. And well work together to improve on it where we can. But what we won’t do – what the country can’t afford to do – is refight the political battles of two years ago, or go back to the way things were.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the supreme court ruling upholding his healthcare Bill
Obamacare was bad policy yesterday, it’s bad policy today. Obamacare was bad law yesterday, its bad law today.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promises to repeal the law if elected
We have security here from 11 o’clock at night because people are getting up at five for work and its usually the Irish ones who are causing all the problems. The security tell me they are getting the same from the Irish at pubs in Airlie Beach, giving them lots of lip. It used to be the English, now its the Irish.
Dublin-born Thomas Dunne explains why he has banned Irish backpackers from his hostel in the Australian town of Proserpine