Lucy Kennedy

"It's usually better not to paint the devil to the wall unless you know you can wash it out from there"

EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs Olli Rehn exhorts the Irish not to get too pessimistic

"Greece is not Ireland. We don't have a banking system ahead of itself. We have a credibility problem with sovereign that became a funding problem..."

Greek finance minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou

"It is like the last days of the Roman Empire around here"

Labour's Pat Rabbitte describes the mood in the Dáil

"He is a tall gentleman, from Hungary, with glasses"

Labour's finance spokeswoman Joan Burton describes Olli Rehn's man who is calling the shots in Department of Finance

"Three people were waterboarded and I believe that decision saved lives"

Former American president George W Bush defends torture

"Dear Mother-in-Law, Listening to Tana in floods of tears reading your letter asking that she stays
away from her family is so awfully wrong"

Angry chef Gordon Ramsay writes an open letter to the London Evening Standard over a rift between his wife and her parents after the celebrity chef sacked his father-in-law as his business manager

"I'm a mum. I look at myself naked and think, 'What the hell happened?'"

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy on the tears caused by endless celebrities who get back to a size zero shortly after giving birth

"There was no honky-tonk with him"

An Elderly woman fondly recalls the days of Eamon de Valera, during a Fianna Fáil canvass in Donegal