This week they said


A week of quotes from the world of poltics

This removes a heavy burden from Serbia and closes a page of our unfortunate history. Boris Tadic, president of Serbia, on the arrest of war crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic

Serb traitors have arrested a Serb hero . . . This is a regime of liars, dirty, corrupt and treacherous, a regime operated by the secret police.Boris Aleksic, spokesman for the extreme nationalist Serbian Radical Party

My name is Barack Obama, of the Moneygall Obamas, and I’ve come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way. The US president to crowds in Dublin’s College Green

If you need someone to do some good writing, hire an Irishman. Obama to Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh

My speech was 470 words and the first 40 were a direct quote from Barack Obama in 2008, putting in Ireland instead of America . . . The man was here, one of the best orators in the world . . . That’s why I felt he should be honoured.Kenny tackles claims of plagiarism in his use of part of an Obama speech during Obama’s visit

I’ve lost a lot of properties that I built up with a lot of pride, but such is life. Developer TD Mick Wallace on the forced sale of some of his assets to pay debts to ACC Bank

For over half a century you have enthralled our father and provided much to stimulate him. He was your biggest fan and he probably drove you mad. John FitzGerald says thanks to the staff of the Central Statistics Office at the funeral of his father, Garret