IN A WEEK DOMINATED by sport, Ireland has been celebrating its best Olympics medal haul for five decades.
Irish boxers brought home four medals between them, while Cian O’Connor’s unexpected success in the individual showjumping also yielded a bronze medal for Ireland.
Meanwhile, Sean Quinn reacted to his former insurance firm’s liability costs by writing to the Department of Finance about his stunned reaction.
Further afield, former UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan urged the international community to pull together and secure a ceasefire, and the punk bank Pussy Riot was put on trial in Moscow after criticising Putin in a performance at a Russian church.
All that and more, in the week in quotes: