This week they said


Yes, I do accept that it changed the outcome of the presidential election. People who watched the programme made their decision and a certain chunk of the audience decided, I think, that making Seán Gallagher the president... was a leap in the dark - RTÉ editor David Nally on the Frontline tweet that changed last year’s presidential election

We’re down to nothing... It’s just a matter of getting from week to week - Ann Matthews from Louth, who attended Wednesday’s disability protest at the Dáil

I am not happy with it. They just set up a panel and didn’t consult us at all. I am not happy with the HSE. The HSE are the ones who messed up Savita’s care. Basically I am insisting on a public inquiry - Praveen Halapanavar expresses his concerns about the HSE in an interview with The Irish Times

I have never distanced myself from the men and women volunteers of the IRA and I never will till the day I die, I never will... That is not to say that I am not critical or, as I have already said, that they were not guilty of actions that I regret very much - Gerry Adams in the Dáil on Tuesday

We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough so they hit Nagasaki, too - Gilad Sharon, son of the former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, writing in the Jerusalem Post

I should try because do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny - Fox News presenter Andrea Tantaros jokes about the merits of living on food stamps in the US, a subsidy of $133 a month