"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Ireland has held its first regular sale of government bonds since it needed an international bailout in 2010.
But the success of that auction was
Ireland has made a storming return to the international bond market.
Investors were extremely keen to lend the Dublin government money in the first
Ireland says its economy has recovered sufficiently that it does not need a line of credit after it ends its bailout next month.
European finance ministers meet at the start of the week, for once not weighed down with urgent bailout matters following Ireland’s announcement that
The Irish government has said it will seek a 10 billion euro credit line when its EU-IMF bailout expires later this year.
Finance Minister Michael
Standard & Poor’s has upgraded its outlook on Ireland’s credit rating.
Based on the opinion that Dublin’s debt may fall faster than expected, its
Bank of Ireland has said signs that the Irish economy improved in the second half of 2012 have continued into this year.
That upbeat assessment
The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of
Ireland, the former Celtic Tiger has been hosting a probable future leader of the land of the dragon.
China’s vice president Xi Jinping visited a