30 March 2006 Edition
"There cannot be any halfway house between a DUP 'no' position now and a DUP 'no' position in the autumn." Sinn Féin's Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness rejecting the notion of a so called Shadow Assembly, Dublin 24 March.
"It has been reported in Spain that senior Sinn Féin politicians were involved in the negotiations that led to the ETA cease-fire." BBC World Service 24 March
"So bad are his self inflicted injuries that he might find, at the next election, he has no legs at all." Vincent Browne, Sunday Business Post, 26 March on recent outbursts by Justice Minister Michael McDowell.
"We have written to UEFA asking them to clarify the position, but also pointing out to them the whole issue that was laid down in the Good Friday Agreement." 26 County Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern responding to revelations that the FAI require Six County soccer team members to carry a British passport. BBC, 24 March.
"None whatsoever" Gay Byrne's response to a question asking what experience he had that merited his appointment as Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority, 27 March.
"Confidence in the war has been shaken" George W Bush comments on the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion, The Village 23 March.
"I cannot say for certain that Mr Alder would have been treated more appropriately had he been white." Nick Hardwick, the IPCC chairman failing to spot the elephant in the room in the body's report on the death in custody of Christopher Alder in 1998. The report was issued on 28 March.