This week they said


This is a crime against humanity and the people who are responsible for it will have to be held to account by the international community. – Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the massacre of more than 100 civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.

I know we didn’t win Eurovision but we are still really influential around the world. – Edward Grimes of Jedward maintaining perspective following the duo’s disappointing result in the song contest.

I would have been engaged in a titanic battle with immensely powerful media interests who would not have hesitated to go after me and my government with everything at their disposal. – Tony Blair explains to the Leveson inquiry why he decided to “manage” rather than confront the media during his time as British prime minister.

I feel sort of betrayed and I said that to him. I don’t want to go into too much detail. I just feel betrayed. – Footballer Kevin Foley on his response to Giovanni Trapattoni on being told he was being dropped from Ireland’s squad for the Euro 2012 championships.

I wish to withdraw but I will be back – in Arnold Schwarzenegger style. – Defence lawyer Ravi Rutnah dramatically withdraws from the trial in Mauritius of the two men accused of murdering Michaela McAreavey.