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“I’m so proud for Ireland, bar that clown on the last green.”

– Paul McGinley speaking after Europe retained the Ryder Cup for a third successive time. The “clown” was a streaker who ran across the putting surface, prompting McGinley to concede a 20-foot putt to halve the match with J.J. Henry in an unprecedented gesture of sportsmanship.

“The time for action is now, the time for peace is now. . . . take any and all necessary steps towards securing a lasting peace and reestablishing the elected government of Northern Ireland.”

– New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn urging Northern Ireland political parties towards immediate action. – The Irish Voice

“Mel kept coming to the door with his cheesy grin going, ‘Hi!”

– Courtney Love, who has been clean for 15 months, told Good Morning America that Mel Gibson helped her get sober. He showed up at her door with an addiction counselor, and when her starstruck drug partners took off to get burgers with Gibson, she was left alone with the drug counselor, who persuaded her to go into rehab. – AM New York

“To further scholarship is an integral part of what motivates me, and what I derive the most gratification from is when I learn that the University has used the material and that students have used the material.”

– Leonard L. Milberg, who donated his Irish theatre collection to Princeton University. It was his fourth literary gift to Princeton, as he donated a collection of modern American poetry to the University in 1988, a collection of Irish poetry in 1994 and a collection by Jewish American writers in 2001. – News At Princeton

“My father sold meat during the day and shoes at night so that his kids could go to Catholic school.”

– Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, who gave the keynote address at the annual Ireland Chamber of Commerce Dinner in New York in October.

“We do not have a smoking ‘cow’ at this point.”

– Kevin Reilly, an official at the California Department of Health Services, after a matching E Coli bacteria strain was found in cattle feces near a farm that is a suspected source of the contaminated spinach that killed seven and sickened dozens in the U.S. – Newsweek

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