This week they said


When I hear appeals at this conference or elsewhere for reversals of budget measures or calls for increased investment in education, it worries me that the gravity of the fiscal crisis is still not fully understood. Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn at the annual conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation

We get it, Minister. Our schools see at first-hand how the number of struggling families . . . on average today, five children in a primary classroom are at risk of poverty.

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan hits back

While this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting.

Rick Santorum abandons his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee

We just wanted an answer, and we got it. A heart has no colour – it is not black, it is not white. It’s red.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, welcomes the decision to charge with murder the man who shot her son dead