IrishCentral’s top ten quotes of 2011 - from the wacky to the profound - PHOTOS
Barack Obama, Damian McGinty, Queen Elizabeth and Rory McIlroy make the list
“I invite all of the Irish, wherever they may be across the world, to become involved with us in that task of remaking our economy and society.”
7. Bono on finding the sound of his own voice annoying:
“'I do try to avoid it. If I hear our songs on the radio I tend to turn them down. Not because I don’t like them or believe in them. Actually, my voice annoys me. I always think I could have sang it better.”
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8. Rory McIlroy on winning the U.S. Open:
“The whole week has been incredible - I could not have asked for any more and I am so happy to hold this trophy.
“For such a small nation to win two US Opens in a row is pretty special. As Graeme said last year, there will be a lot of pints of Guinness going down.”
9. Former Naas Mayor Darren Scully on his decision to no longer represent black constituents:
"After a while I made a decision that I was just not going to take on representations from black Africans, that I would be very courteous to them and I would pass on their query to other public representatives who would take their concerns."
10. Sinead O’Connor on the breakup of her fourth marriage after 16 days:
“Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband’s life.”
“He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap.”
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@whitecastle0: I'm not sure how the author linked this man to Ireland. I speculate his ancestry was traced to Ireland. Or perhaps his last name prefixNelson Mandela once considered a terrorist by many Irish political leaders
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eiriamach ;- what gives you the right to attribute to me a quote made up by yourself...."I'd welcome immigrants and refugees, if generosity and o“An amplifier for the native voice” Glucksman Ireland House NYU reflects on 2013
Glucksman. Good Irish name, that.