|Let us consign arguments over the past to the annals of the
past, as we make history instead of being doomed to repeat it.
Addressing joint sitting of British House
of Commons and House of Lords, May 15 2007 - he was first ever
Taoiseach to do so.
|This was not a process that promised quick or easy rewards.
But he (Tony Blair) has been a true friend of peace, and a true
friend of Ireland.
And for that we express our heartfelt thanks. I thank him, not
so much for the tea, not so much for the castles that I had
the pleasure of spending so many times in, but for the true
determination that he had, for just sticking with it.
For 10 tough years, he has spent more times dealing with the
issues of the island of Ireland than any person ever could have
asked any other person to do.
On return of devolved power-sharing government
in Northern Ireland, May 8 2007.
|We must do our best to put behind us the terrible wounds of
the past and work together to build a new relationship between
our two traditions.
After his first public handshake with DUP
leader Ian Paisley, April 2007.
|We will not get into auction politics, just coming up with
ideas put in by this one or that one and putting them all together
and having a mish-mash and putting out totally uncosted policies.
On forthcoming May General Election, March
|The revelation that Mr Haughey, for his own personal benefit,
redirected those [monies collected for Brian Lenihan's liver
operation] and other donations intended for the Fianna Fail
party, was a matter of grave disappointment for me and for those
who worked with him.
|There are always those in politics who have agendas. There
are those who personally are out to get you all of the time,
and some of them have been personally out to get me for 20 years.
December 2006, looking back on 2006.
|No party has a monopoly on Ireland's past. Nor has any one
party a monopoly on this State's republican heritage.
|There is no reason why the Celtic Tiger cannot be an all-island
Speech to CBI annual conference, November
|I was sat closer to him than you are now and I looked at the
great President Bush and said to him, I wanted to be sure to
be sure and he assured me.
On the reassurances he received about alleged
CIA rendition flights through Shannon Airport, November 2006.
|I'm not answering what I got for my Holy Communion money,
my Confirmation money, what I got for my birthday, what I got
for anything else, I'm not into that.
21 September 2006 responding to questions
relating to a leak from The Mahon Tribunal that they would investigate
payments he received in 1993.