This week they said
“Anglo/IBRC have treated us like dogs and have tried to put the entire family out on the road with the sole purpose of ensuring that we would not be in a position to challenge their sinister agenda.”– Seán Quinn.
“Rather than amend the Constitution to abolish the Seanad, it would be better to reform the Seanad’s electoral law to empower citizens to become more directly involved.”- Letter to The Irish Times from former senators TK Whitaker, Mary O’Rourke, Bríd Rogers, Maurice Hayes, John A Murphy, Mary Henry.
“Probably the busiest Monday all year.”– Jake Meyers of Rocky Mountain Guns on the shop’s booming business after the Aurora cinema shootings last Thursday.
“A significant step for Ireland in regaining our economic sovereignty.”– Minister for Finance Michael Noonan after money was raised on the international debt market.
“Feasting on the carcasses . . .”– Mr Justice Brian McGovern complaining about legal and professional fees for insolvent and ailing companies.
“There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials . . . ”– US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the organisation of the London Olympics.
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”– British PM David Cameron’s stinging response, an allusion to Salt Lake City, which hosted the winter Games that Romney oversaw in 2002.
“Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes we are.”– Mayor of London Boris Johnson to 60,000 cheering people at a concert in London’s Hyde Park on Thursday in response to Romney.
“Oh, just so much gorgeousness in one human being.”– British shadow Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell appears to have a crush on David Beckham.