This Week They Said
Whingeing and pretending that you were surprised by budget figures that were agreed last December is not really credible. – Fine Gael Minister of State With Special Responsibility For European Affairs Lucinda Creighton rejects suggestions that some of her fellow Government TDs were taken by surprise by the latest round of health cuts
It feels unbelievable, it was fantastic to be able to do this in front of such a big crowd.
– Athlete Michael McKillop after he claimed his second gold medal of the Paralympic Games in London
I work, I pay tax, so does my PA . The cuts would leave both of us on the dole and me in a care home. That makes no sense.
– Wheelchair user Joe Mooney during this week’s protest outside Government Buildings over cuts in disability services
I now know . . . that child sexual abuse is compulsive and addictive and that my response was grossly inadequate.
– Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby apologises following publication of the latest reports by the Catholic Church’s child protection watchdog