23 March 2006 Edition
"This is an example of gross abuse of public office by Richard Bruton. A gross misleading of the public, a con job on the media and groossly dishonest politics." Michael McDowell to journalists during this week's row over Garda figures. The words pot, kettle and black come to mind.
"He is, I believe, the Dr Goebbels of propaganda". McDowell on Bruton.
"Michael McDowell's willingness to leak against people who displease him makes him the moral guide and guardian angel of Gardaí who have been leaking about Joe O'Reilly." Diarmuid Doyle, Sunday Tribune , 19 March on the role of Gardaí in undermining the rule of law through media leaks, most recently witnessed by the very public arrest of Joe Reilly in North Dublin as part of the investigation into the murder of Rachel O'Reilly.
"I am not a lover of the Irish establishment. I detest it and anything we can do to bring their behaviour to public knowledge we do." Broadcaster Eamon Dunphy, interviewed in the Daily Ireland, Tuesday 21 March.
"The people of Rossport are trying to save their community, trying to defend their rights as citizens. They are facing a government and a multinational corporation that are very powerful." Eamon Dunphy in Daily Ireland.