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Don’t be afraid and absolutely crucifying: The week in quotes

“This is not going to sort itself out.”

IT WAS A week in which Barack Obama and the US administration pushed for intervention in Syria.

Here at home the bankers were before politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee as the Taoiseach pledged to do something about Priory Hall. And journalist John Waters was arrested.

All that and more, it’s the week in quotes

Don’t be afraid and absolutely crucifying: The week in quotes
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    “Living in a home costs money, unless owned outright, this cost must be met through mortgage repayments, rent or by the state through social housing.” - Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown defends the bank’s handling of mortgage arrears cases.
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    “I believe there is a fundamental issue here about the right of people to inhabit and enjoy their public spaces. And the parking regime in Dun Laoghaire is absolutely crucifying.” - Journalist John Waters on being detained by gardaí over non-payment of parking fines.
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    “This is not going to sort itself out.” - Taoiseach Enda Kenny promises to do something about Priory Hall.
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    “Failing to respond to this attack would only increase the risk of more attacks and that possibility that other countries would use these weapons, as well.” - US President Barack Obama pushes for intervention in Syria.
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    “They are four Irish citizens and they are getting the same treatment that any Irish citizen would get in this situation.” - Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on efforts to get the Halawa siblings back to Ireland. They’ve been held in a Cairo prison since August.
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    “Now, what I’m finding here is that it’s like being in a maze.” - Fine Gael Kieran O’Donnell TD outlines the Oireachtas Finance Committee’s frustrations with bank chief Richie Boucher’s answers.
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    “We’re backing the cause, but not the means. We cannot accept healthcare workers, no matter who they are or where they are, going on strike.” - Irish Patients Association’s Stephen McMahon on junior doctors’ plans to strike later this month.
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    “Now, what I’m finding here is that it’s like being in a maze.” - Fine Gael Kieran O’Donnell TD outlines the Oireachtas Finance Committee’s frustrations with bank chief Richie Boucher’s answers.
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    “Don’t be afraid” - Seamus Heaney’s last words to his wife before he passed away as revealed by his son at the poet’s funeral in Dublin this week.
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    “You know, most TDs, ministers, junior ministers and position holders in the Dáil, outside of Sinn Féin, take that money themselves, buy a new car, go on holiday or just put it in the bank or buy shares in it.” - Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty on what other TDs do with the salary that Sinn Féin deputies say they don’t take home.

Pics: Screengrabs, Photocall Ireland, and Press Association

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