This week they said


He wasn’t due until Tuesday the eighth of January but he decided to come on New Year’s - Limerick woman Carmel McNamara on her son Leo Maples, the State’s first baby of 2013, born at 12.01am on January 1st

It made me think that despite what has happened to me over the past four or five years from the Anglo debacle, I feel happy that I have a good wife and a good family and that I can come home to a warm environment and a warm community - Seán Quinn reflects on what he learned during his nine-week spell in prison

We believe that we are now at a stage where we can start looking forward. We have been mired in economic recession. As we move into 2013, we will be able to look beyond that crisis - Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore offers an optimistic assessment of the coming year

The Irish presidency in 2013 will be about three crucial words: stability, jobs and growth.There are real actions to back up those three words. We will be in the business of solution, a recovery country, driving recovery in Europe - Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a special flag-raising ceremony to mark the beginning of Ireland’s six-month term

One hundred and eighty years ago on the same date, January 3rd, in a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism, Argentina was forcibly stripped of the Malvinas Islands - A public letter from Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner demands the UK return the Falklands, or Malvinas

Ryanair today confirmed that its fuel policy allows all its pilots to take as much fuel as they wish to take, which in all cases is more than minimum reserve fuel - Ryanair rejects allegations about fuel management as it announces it is suing the Sun newspaper