Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Comment -

“I’ll let you keep that. You might find it use­ful.” RTE’s Bryan Dob­son to Boris John­son af­ter John­son snatched the jour­nal­ist’s notes dur­ing a Brexit Q&A at the Pen­du­lum Sum­mit.

“We’re treat­ing it as a sus­pi­cious fire. We have our own tech­ni­cal ex­perts at the scene and we are wait­ing for their find­ings to de­ter­mine how the in­ves­ti­ga­tion will progress,” Garda Su­per­in­ten­dent Kevin English af­ter a fire broke out at a ho­tel ear­marked for ac­com­mo­da­tion for asy­lum seek­ers in Rooskey on the Roscom­mon/Leitrim bor­der.

“Any­one who knows me, knows I’m not racist or xeno­pho­bic, I’m not per­son­ally crit­i­cis­ing any of these peo­ple run­ning these in­sti­tu­tions.” Artist Robert Bal­lagh has stood by his claims that “out­siders” are head­ing up Ir­ish cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions.

“There is a hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis, a cri­sis of the heart and a cri­sis of the soul.” US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump ap­peal­ing for funds to build the Mex­ico-US bor­der wall.

“The fact is: Pres­i­dent Trump must stop hold­ing the Amer­i­can peo­ple hostage, must stop man­u­fac­tur­ing a cri­sis, and must re­open the gov­ern­ment.” US Demo­cratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“We had a big fam­ily hon­ey­moon over Christ­mas. My new hus­band, and his chil­dren, my chil­dren, my ex-hus­band, our best fam­ily friends. A very modern hon­ey­moon.” Ac­tress Gwyneth Pal­trow.

“Of course I love life.” Ac­tor Colin Far­rell laugh­ingly side­steps a ques­tion about his love life.

“Dianne was an amaz­ing wife and mother who em­braced life to the full. She was an in­spi­ra­tion to all who knew and loved her but also to the peo­ple who watched and wel­comed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their fam­ily too.” Ian Hin­dle, hus­band of BBC weather pre­sen­ter Dianne Oxberry who died aged 51.

“I’m just Lind­say Lo­han. What­ever that is.” Ac­tress Lind­say Lo­han’s re­sponse when asked if she was a fem­i­nist.

“I said to my team, ‘look, I think I can get through this un­til Wim­ble­don’. That’s where I’d like to stop play­ing. But I’m also not cer­tain I’m able to do that.” An emo­tional Andy Mur­ray an­nounc­ing the end of his pro­fes­sional ten­nis ca­reer.

“I re­ally love it be­cause the Ir­ish — we all know that you’re all slightly mad. We all ad­mire you for that. I wish we had a lit­tle more of it in Bri­tain.” Ac­tor John Cleese ex­plain­ing why he loves be­ing in Dublin.

“How I al­ways do a fes­ti­val is to ar­rive im­mac­u­lately dressed and have a ho­tel booked. A sleep­ing bag is not for me. It’s the hy­giene.” Ac­tress Fay Ri­p­ley is no fan of rough­ing it.

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