The Week in Quotes: Kim on her Irish honeymoon
Published 08/06/2014 | 02:30
"Had the best, most relaxing, romantic honeymoon in Ireland and Prague! We spent Kanye's birthday in Ireland and fell in love with it. It's such a calming, relaxing place." Kim Kardashian, American reality TV star who married rapper Kanye West.
"All sorts were alleged and urban myths had grown up over the campaign, some of them were true and no doubt some of them were not true. I talked to James Reilly, he told me there was never a case – and he had gone and researched it – when someone phoned somebody who was the mother of a Down Syndrome child and asked them if they had recovered."
Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications.
"I went back on the drink to feel good. You have more fun when you're drunk than when you're sober. At the moment I am having lots of fun and it's a pleasant distraction. It's dangerous for me going back on the drink. I suppose if the same thing happens again I can always go back to AA."
David McSavage, comedian, who has been off drink for more than 10 years.
"He can't fight, he's not an action movie guy at all and he's just getting action movies now. That should tell you something. He's a great dramatic actor but is he an action guy? No. Is he a great fighter? No. Is he a great warrior? No."
Steven Seagal, Hollywood action hero, on Liam Neeson.
"There is now one forensic accountant working in the principal law enforcement office in this country. It's enough to make the tin-pot dictator of a banana republic blush. So if you are going to commit an elaborate fraud, make sure to password lock your computer, even if it's a really obvious word. That should buy you at least two or three years."
Remy Farrell, SC, on understaffing in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement.
"The new Minister for Justice is a very different personality to the previous minister."
Enda Kenny, An Taoiseach, responding to queries from the Bar Council on delays in legal reform.
"Is it a good thing to go along with the fantasies of childhood, magical as they are? Or should we be fostering a spirit of scepticism? Even fairy tales – there's a very interesting reason why a prince could not turn into a frog: it's statistically too improbable."
Professor Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist.
"We've made a fortune in the property market, we've never had a problem getting a job. Our children pay the price for it, or our grandchildren. And thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, we seem to be going on forever. Let the kids have a go. We have been extraordinarily lucky."
Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, on the Baby Boomer generation.
"Why is it that when people who are not disabled want to commit suicide, we try to talk them out of it, but when a disabled person wants to, we focus on how to make that possible? People do change their mind."
Baroness Grey-Thompson, 11 times Paralympic gold medallist.
"I never thought I'd be saying this, but the sooner we get Sinn Fein into government and let them try to govern the country, the better. We'll be living in Utopia if [we get] half the policies Sinn Fein were peddling in the local elections."
Dick Spring, former Labour Tanaiste.
"If she repents and returns to our Islamic faith and to the embrace of our family, then we are her family and she is ours. But if she refuses, she should be executed."
Al Samani al Hadi Mohamed Abdullah, brother of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who says she was raised a Christian and has been sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man against the wishes of her family.