This week they said
They recognise in this context that Ireland is a special case and that the euro group will take this into account. – A communiqué issued following a conversation between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and German chancellor Angela Merkel on Ireland’s banking and sovereign debt.
Ireland is a special case and should be treated as such. – French president François Hollande endorses the position following his meeting in Paris with Enda Kenny.
It is at best foolish and at worst reckless to step back and believe that the DUP and Sinn Féin are capable of working in the interests of all groups. They have constantly shown an interest in putting party interests ahead of broader interests. – Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in his address at the annual Wolfe Tone commemoration at Bodenstown questions the success of the North’s powersharing institutions.
Micheál Martin’s comments have more to do with his fear of Sinn Féin in the South than a concern about the North. – Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams responds.
When we sent samples to laboratories and those samples came back negative, that is as much that we could do. Now we do a lot more than that. – Pat McQuaid, president of cycling’s world governing body, defends the UCI’s handling of drug abuse in the sport.
I want to tell the world of cycling to please join me in telling Pat McQuaid to resign. – Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.