We do not negotiate on electricians' pay. There is a process. And there is no negotiation whatsoever

General secretary-designate Eamon Devoy of the TEEU on the electrician's strike

This type of activity where people take out a shotgun and shoot another human being is something that we have to stop

Garda commissioner Fachtna Murphy speaking in favour of the Criminal Justice Bill last week

I would, whenever it comes, publish it in full, in all its horrors and let us all digest it. And then the cabinet, in September, will get down to seeing what they will do and what they won't do

Fianna Fáil TD Mary O'Rourke calling on the cabinet to publish An Bord Snip Nua's report

If we want to have legally binding agreements on the right to life, the protection of the family, taxation and our traditional policy of military neutrality, and if we want to retain our commissioner, we should move to ratify the treaty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin speaking after Taoiseach Brian Cowen announced 2 October as the date for the second Lisbon referendum

In these countries, student loans, taxes and fees have made third-level education virtually inaccessible to rural, working-class and mature students

Union of Students in Ireland president Peter Mannion lashes out at third-level fee plans circulated by education minister Batt O'Keefe to cabinet last week

There is the question of how long can you stand. And what happens when you hit turbulence

Howard Guy, seat consultancy director for Design Q, commenting on Ryanair plans to introduce standing space on planes

Today's grandchildren will be in their 40s by 2050 and that is when the problem will really erupt

Former president Mary Robinson calls for action on climate change now

Apparently, I come from a party of tree worshippers

Green PArty senator Dan Boyle comes clean

Sinn Fein means nothing to the bulk of people in the South

Toireasa Ferris, Sinn Fein councillor in Kerry, explains her party's recent electoral slump