Jockey Katie Walsh

This week a painful episode from my own past has come before me. I have listened to reaction from people to my role in events 35 years ago. I want to say to anyone who has been hurt by any failure on my part that I apologise to you with all my heart

Cardinal Sean Brady's St Patrick's Day mass sermon

If the Catholic church in Ireland is to be led by a man who accurately reflects it in its current state, then perhaps it is only right and fitting that it be led by a man who has participated in the cover-up of the sexual abuse of children by a priest

Abuse victim Andrew Madden reacts to Brady's apology

I can trace my ancestry on my mother's side. My great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was a boot maker. This came out when I was running for the presidency. My first thought was, why didn't anyone discover this when I was running for office in Chicago? I would have gotten here sooner

US President Barack Obama jokes during his meeting with Taoiseach Brian Cowen

If St Patrick got you the healthcare vote, would you come to Ireland?

Charlie Bird, RTÉ's Washington Correspondent, interrupts Cowen and Obama

I am hoping to re-establish the Dublin tradition of going to the theatre, where people are not intimidated by theatre and it is a populist medium rather than an elitist one

Harry Crosbie speaks at the opening of the state-of-the-art Grand Canal Theatre

I have always stated that there is an extensive Garda investigation under way. I have been cautious not to prejudice that investigation and am eager to see justice take its course

Finance minister Brian Lenihan gives his cautious reaction to the arrest of former Anglo chief Sean FitzPatrick

As part of the ongoing investigation by gardaí from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation into alleged financial irregularities at a financial institution, a search was carried out this morning the 18th March 2010 and a male in his early 60s has been arrested

A garda press office statement in relation to the arrest of Sean FitzPatrick

Ruby said well done to me but he didn't really need to say anything, the look in his eyes said it all. He knows what it means. I'm lost for words. I don't want to sound soft but this is definitely the best day of my life

Jockey Katie Walsh in the winners' enclosure at Cheltenham for the first time

"If anybody knows anything . . . about his whereabouts, put yourselves in our shoes for just one minute and think."

Keith McAnaspie, the uncle of missing Blanchardstown teenager Daniel McAnaspie