Deputy Thomas Pringle
“I felt it wasn’t right that TDs, ministers, senators and everybody should be getting significant increases for the job. I won’t be taking the pay rise.”
- Thomas Pringle, independent TD.
”Our position is very clear. We called for it in this budget, and that is to reduce the pay of TDs and ministers instead of increasing it.”
- Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin TD, saying he will not accept the wage increase.
”As ministers we made the decision not to take the increase. It is up to the TDs what they want.”
- Joe McHugh, Fine Gael TD and minister of state.
”We were delighted to have been there with the community through baptisms, communions, confirmation and marriages. We enjoyed celebrating with people in the community, especially when Glenswilly won.”
- Publican Charlie McClafferty, after announcing that McClafferty’s Pub in Churchill was to close its doors after 124 years.
“Community gardens are looked at as kind of a hobby, but we could actually become an entity unto ourselves, producing and providing food, flowers and herbs for people.”
- Joanne Butler, chairperson of the recently formed Donegal Community Gardens Network.
”We have a fine school, a school that is the pride of the community.”
Pat “the Cope” Gallagher, Fianna Fáil TD and Leas Cheann-Comhairle said, in officially opening the new extension at Rosses Community School in Dungloe.
“It is not an option to leave this village defenceless and it is now more important than ever to find a solution without delay.”
- Sinn Féin Cllr. Marie Therese Gallagher, after news emerged that OPW had refused a funding application for coastal defences at Maghery in west Donegal.
“The association does so much great work that is never heard of. This centre makes a great difference to people. It is about sociability and accessibility.”
- John Mangan, at the official opening of the Irish Wheelchair Association resource and outreach centre in Letterkenny.
“The people coming out in this environment need to be independent, capable of looking after themselves and proactively facing up to these challenges … We at Letterkenny IT have total confidence that those graduating today are ready to meet these challenges and to prosper.”
- Paul Hannigan, president of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, addressing graduates at Friday’s LYIT graduation ceremonies.
”I’m delighted for the team that they’ve finished off the season so well. These things happen in life, things don’t always work out the way you had planned then. But I’m obviously pretty happy with the reception I got tonight.”
– Finn Harps’ Kevin McHugh, after Harps’ fans gave him a fantastic send-off at Finn Park on Friday night.
“We have no complaints. They were worthy winners on the day.”
Michael Canning, Glenswilly manager, after his side lost to 1-6 to Kilcoo in the AIB Ulster Club Football Championship quarter-final.
“Every time we came back into it and got back to two or three points, he was giving a handy free (to Lamh Dhearg) and I’m sorry to say the hurling wasn’t let be played today.”
- Eamon McAuley, Sean MacCumhaill manager, criticising the performance of the match referee after the Ulster Club Junior Hurling Championship final.