Quotes of the week
"I'm going nowhere." Alan Shatter.
"Thanks for all the sweet messages. Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I'll never walk alone."
Caroline Wozniacki on her split from golfer Rory McIlroy.
"I apologise for the remark about a 'Baywatch babe'. It was not meant to be personal but it was crass & wrong of me."
RTE pundit Joe Brolly.
"In order for the situation to return to normal quickly and for society to love and be at peace again... the military needs to take control of power."
Thailand's new leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
"Don't give it all away by going back to instability."
Michael Noonan at Fine Gael's final press conference before the elections.
"It will be quite some time before there is a contest."
Labour's Eamon Gilmore dismisses speculation of a leadership challenge.
"Lyin in bed! Thinkin! This weekend is gona (sic) be hands down the best weekend of my life!"
One Direction's Niall Horan looks forward to the band's Croke Park gig.
"I was pinned to the wall two months ago and told, 'You are going to One Direction and that's it.'"
"For years we rallied to the slogan Tiocfaidh Ar La ... Did you really think that our day would never come?"
A subsequently deleted tweet from Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald.
"We discovered the problem a bit late."
Spokesman for French railways after spending €15bn on trains that were too wide for the stations.
"We now have strong evidence that mental illness is just as threatening to life expectancy as other public health threats such as smoking."
Dr John Williams, author of a new study.
"Asking people to forget about the past and to 'move on' is neither acceptable in a moral sense nor workable in political terms."
President Higgins backs call for the British to allow independent scrutiny of documents relating to the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
"The Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house."
UKIP leader Nigel Farage celebrates the party's success in last week's elections.
Last words of rapper Tupac Shakur, as finally revealed by a retired Las Vegas cop.
"Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler."
"If these words were really said, then undoubtedly they are not worthy of a future British monarch."
Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
"We will soon be asking is it perfectly okay to eat the bodies of your dead because we're all so hungry."
Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich.
"They are a brilliant club, an absolutely fantastic football club, one of the best in the world. But I have got a job."
Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane rules himself out of the vacancy at Celtic.