Brian Lenihan

We are all appalled. I cannot overstate it enough. We are all appalled at the manner in which the story was broken. Public people are public people but people are entitled to be sick in private

Mary Hanafin criticises TV3 for reporting details of finance minister Brian Lenihan's illness

We held it for two days to enable him to inform his family

Andrew Hanlon, TV3 director of news, defends the station's decision to run the story

It is a deeply distressing day for anyone with a modicum of compassion or commitment to justice throughout the world

British minister of state Ivan Lewis condemns China's execution of Briton Akmal Shaikh, the first European to be executed there in 60 years

Road users are urged to check local weather and traffic reports before setting off on a journey. Road users should heed any garda advice urging motorists not to make any unnecessary journeys

A spokesman for the Road Safety Authority speaks about the treacherous road conditions

The first half of the year was very scary. Having pulled back from that precipice, the reality of the situation is not as precarious as it was

Energy minister Eamon Ryan takes a frank look back at 2009

Gigi (Lee) and Van Morrison are proud to announce the birth of their first-born son Ivan Morrison III

Statement on 64-year-old Van Morrison's website following the" birth" of his son

Completely and utterly without foundation... For the avoidance of all doubt and in the interests of clarity, I am very happily married to Michelle Morrison with whom I have two wonderful children

Morrison nails the lie

The fact that the First Miinister will not issue a statement is, in reality, a statement in itself

SDLP MLA John Dallat criticised Peter Robinson for failing to pay his condolences on the death of Cardinal Cahal Daly

I was appalled at how members' funds were invested without proper controls or people knowing the risks involved

Outgoing Fianancial Ombudsman Joe Meade criticised some credit unions for taking risks with their members' money

You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I'll kill you

What Brooke Mueller told police in a 911 call her actor husband Charlie Sheen said to her on Christmas Day