This Week They Said


I was always making the case for the need for solidarity with Ireland and the need for fairness within Europe. You have the full support and the goodwill of the commission as you face the challenges ahead- European Commission president José Manuel Barroso

Dublin wasn’t going to work out . . . it was going to achieve nothing only trouble for the gardaí. The feeling was we need to show a bit of courtesy to the police of our nearest neighbour - Pastor Barry Halliday of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives regarding the postponement of the loyalist march in Dublin that had been scheduled for today

I must note with dismay that in various countries efforts are being made to introduce or expand legislation which decriminalises abortion - Pope Benedict XVI references the Irish abortion debate

There was no intent to punish the accused by anyone in the Marine Corps brig staff or chain of command. The intent was to make sure the accused was safe, did not hurt himself and was available for the trial - US military judge Col Denise Lind declines to dismiss charges against alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning

[Payments to Uganda] will remain suspended until we are satisfied that all of the necessary controls are put in place - Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

In the eyes of the Constitution, the last days of the life of a terminally ill and disabled patient facing death have the same value, possess the same intrinsic human dignity and naturally enjoy the same protection as the life of the healthy young person - President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns delivers the judgment in the case of Marie Fleming