Arsonists blaming the fire brigade and difficult jobs The week in quotes

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first_imgI was trying to help someone out. I was cold-clocked without warning.Author Colum McCann revealed that he was attacked in Connecticut. Source: TechCrunch50-2008 via Flickr/Creative CommonsIt was poorly communicated, and for that communication we apologise. We never meant to upset you.Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg half-apologised for the website carrying out psychological experiments on users. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandIreland has changed considerably since I first became politically active many years ago. It has changed for the better. Ours is a wealthier nation now, though it doesn’t always feel that way.The parting words of Labour TD Ruairi Quinn, who announced that he was resigning as Education Minister and would not seek re-election in 2016. Source: Mark StedmanTo choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another. Garth Brooks said it was all or nothing when it came to the Croke Park gigs. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandI have my placard and all ready… I think I’ll have to write to the pope, the pope Francis might be able to help us. We have to pray, pray hard.Mary Quinn, a Garth Brooks fan with a ticket to one of the cancelled gigs, laid out her options on Joe Duffy’s Livelive. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe Deputy and his Fianna Fáil colleagues are like the arsonist who set fire to the building and blames the fire brigade for not putting it out fast enough.Minister Michael Noonan’s reaction to Dara Calleary’s accusations that he has failed to deliver a deal on retrospective recapitalisation. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandHis life’s changed forever now and even though they said they’re hopeful for a few steps, it could be five or six years down the line before he might [walk again].Gillian Burke, the mother six-year-old Sean Scully who was shot in Dublin in May, spoke of his condition now. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandIn both cases I would say that there wasn’t a reasonable or objective reason for the action taken except that the children did not look like their parents.Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan conclusion of a report into how two Roma children were wrongly taken into care. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe job you are undertaking is a difficult one – I know.The words of Eamon Gilmore to Joan Burton as she took over leadership of the party. IT WAS A WEEK when Ruairi Quinn announced his retirement from politics.A new Labour party leader was elected, and Dublin City Council upset an awful lot of Garth Brooks fans.All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes: Source: AP/Press Association Imageslast_img

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