Quotes of the week
"We don't know Eamon Gilmore from Bozo the Clown."
Paul Jurgensen, former president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah, Georgia, on the Tanaiste's refusal to attend a men-only St Patrick's Day dinner in the US.
"I was never going to be part of the Government. An awful lot of people had been waiting an awful lot of time to get into government and they weren't going to let someone like me come along and get a particular role . . . I was led to believe I would have an involvement in economic policy formulation. There was none of it, absolutely none of it."