Quotes of the Week
"He was worse than the Balubas. At least they cook you first." The late Garda Sergeant Jim 'Lugs' Branigan, commenting in court on a defendant who bit him in the rear while he was sitting on him to subdue him. (From the current issue of History Ireland).
"The fact is that this State has not regarded the IRA campaign as legitimate, but it has recognised that it had a political character." Senator Martin Mansergh, during a debate organised by Sinn Fein.
"The IRA moved quickly to deal with those involved. We have tried to assist in whatever way we can. Unfortunately it would appear that no matter what we do it will never be enough for some." IRA statement.