Monday 26 September 2016

There's no benefit in a government misleading its own people

Published 12/07/2015 | 02:30

There's no benefit in a government misleading its own people

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Former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen at the Banking Inquiry

Let's not let Europe be divided.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who has called for the European Union to avoid division as indebted Greece struggles to stay in the euro.

They know what they have to do, they know what we expect.

EU Economy Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Greece.

I would live to visit the seaside and have fish and chips and mushy peas. I've done more than my original sentence, after all.

Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe in correspondence from jail just published.

A billion seems to be the annual figure that ministers for health demand. It's a nice round figure…we haven't spare billions to give to anybody.

Public Expenditure Minister, Brendan Howlin in response to Health Minister Leo Varadkar's demand.

There will be a lot of gulping but I think it's right and I think our members can actually manage it.

Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors in the UK in response to Chancellor George Osborne announcing the raising of the 'national living wage' to more than £9 an hour by 2020.

Well, keep playing, that's what's left to do. I love to play, I play drums so that will just continue.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr, who turned 75.

That point doesn't persuade me completely. Queen replaced Freddy Mercury, and the band is currently touring without you.

Judge Thomas Ingram to Phil Rudd, of rock band AC/DC, sentenced to eight months home detention in New Zealand after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

While there are disaster victims everywhere in China's stock market, the other scene is that the 'national team' is truly taking action.

The Global Times, an influential tabloid published by the Communist Party's official newspaper, rallying support behind the authorities' efforts to turn the market tide.

My dad's heart was broken when he saw me, that's the way a dad should be.

Dublin mum Emma Murphy who has made allegations of domestic abuse in a video posted on Facebook.

You snuck up behind me in a dark room and then left me to burn to death.

Matthew Sheridan, a medical student, to Brian Keane, a law graduate who pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious bodily harm to Mr Sheridan in a nightclub three years ago.

I don't blame you for withdrawing support from the Party.

Labour chief whip, Emmet Stagg in a letter to a constituent saying that recent changes to the One-Parent Family Payment were a 'bad decision'.

I thought that there were hundreds of victims. It turned out to be 8,000 men and boys that had been executed

David Rohde, reporter who uncovered mass graves pointing to a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian civil war in 1995.

I only want to be an Irishman - to me it is the proudest title on Earth.

Roger Casement in letter to be auctioned.

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