22 November, 2010

Shall we say a mass Ted?

Minister for Social Protection Éamon Ó Cuív said prayers were needed because “not everything is in the control of the Government”.
He told Highland Radio in Donegal that prayer is “very powerful”.
“I believe over the next three weeks there are three things we have to do. There is a budget, the four-year plan and to bring stability to our own fiscal situation and try and pray that this is the end of it.”
In an interview with presenter Shaun Doherty, Mr Ó Cuív continued: “Yes, prayer is very powerful because in the end of the day we have to keep at it until we get to stable waters.
“We had thought the previous measures would be sufficient, but because of international . . .”
Mr Doherty interrupted: “The Minister is saying that we should be praying that things get better?”
Mr Ó Cuív responded: “I did say pray. I think people understand the colloquialism because in the end of the day, not everything is in control of the Government.”
Source:  Irish Times 22nd November 2010


  1. They needn't depend on me so!
    I think my husband and I fell asleep discussing the whole situation and watching the hilarious Vincent Browne! At least I think we did, I can't remember if we finished the conversation!