Monday 16 July 2018

Quotes of the week

I am laughing at the deputy, not the issue. The deputy is very cranky today.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar locks heads with Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald in the Dail.

I am not cranky at all. I find the Taoiseach facile and dismissive on important issues.

Mary Lou McDonald hits back at Varadkar before she is asked to leave the chamber.

Was it stroke politics? The answer to that is absolutely no. I campaigned for the reopening of all the garda stations that shouldn't have been closed in that period of time. It was a bad policy, it was a wrong policy.

Transport Minister Shane Ross defends the controversial reopening of Stepaside garda station.

I want people to be paid more. People get up unbelievably early and they work unbelievably hard, they deserve to be properly paid. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

It's over. We're not doing it. I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker on the news that there will not be a third Sex And The City film.

I would die in a ditch for the impartiality of the BBC. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

Off with the girls to nab a gondolier. We may not speak Italian, but we are fluent in body language.Writer Kathy Lette on holiday in Venice.

If a man puts his hand on a woman's bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. Actor Jeremy Irons.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, I'd have it all. If you had it done really well, then it wouldn't show. People are so judgmental about it, but I say if it makes you feel good, just go for it. Cold Feet star Hermione Norris.

It's great to 'like' things on social media, but it's more important to look up from our phones, to get out into our communities, and to take real action. Prince Harry, addressing teenagers in Canada.

I was a bit scared when I first met him, but that changed quickly when I realised he was basically me in the male form. TV's Holly Willoughby on her co-presenter Phillip Schofield.

I'm in favour of women ruling the world. Seriously, I think we wouldn't have all these problems in the world, all these macho men firing rockets everywhere. I think women are far more sensible. I'd like to see every country being ruled by women. Men have messed it up for years. Veteran DJ Tony Blackburn.

We should be more like Belgium, where they didn't have a government for a year-and-a-half. I think I'm going to start the Nothing Party. Comedian Harry Enfield.

The Maths Faculty is now located on floor four. That's the one above floor three. Notice spotted in a lift at the University of Tasmania.

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