Kelly Brook

Any loss of life is a tragedy but the loss of three lives at sea is worse

Glengarriff parish priest Fr Padraig Kenneally on the deaths of three fisherman in west Cork

It will be a cruel irony for those in attendance to hear an oration being given in his honour by the current Minister for Finance, whose policies have put this economic independence at grave risk

Young Fine Gael president Barry Walsh explains his opposition to the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, giving the oration at the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration

We're keeping the promise that we made when I began my campaign for the presidency

Barack Obama comments after the last US combat troops left Iraq on Thursday

He saw the future and I think he might have something going with Paul the octopus

Nigel Palmer, Harry the crocodile's handler, on the Australian reptile that can predict elections in the same way that Paul the octopus predicted the World Cup

Prime Minister Brian Cowen and his able finance minister, Brian Lenihan, are prescribing harsh medicine. They've pushed through austerity packages drastic enough to win the admiration of the international community, raised taxes, and slashed some public salaries by more than 10%

Newsweek magazine on how Taoiseach Brian Cowen, 'the Fiscal Taskmaster', was named among the 10 best leaders in the world

Taxpayers are already bailing out Anglo Irish Bank to the tune of €24m – money which will vanish down a black hole

Fine Gael's Kieran O'Donnell after it emerged that the Minister for Finance approved huge pay hikes at Anglo Irish Bank

We have all the evidence about the salaries, about the perks, despite noises to the contrary that the bankers would be brought to heel, and the culture of enormous salaries would be brought to an end

Labour's Joan Burton on the Anglo pay rises

I didn't take the full amount. It was in recognition of what other people were doing at the time. It just seemed to me to be the appropriate thing to do

Anglo Irish Bank chairman Alan Dukes reveals he has taken a €100,000 pay cut and is now taking home €150,000 instead of €250,000

It doesn't make me any less important than anyone else in the movie just because I'm in a bikini

Lingerie model Kelly Brook on her role in horror movie Piranha 3D, which she landed due to her widely lauded acting skills