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Quality people and idiots: The week in quotes

“Everybody knows Santa sees all – even Dáil debates.”

IT WAS A week when the Central Remedial Clinic admitted to using funds collected by a registered charity to pay top-up allowances to senior staff.

A helicopter crashed into a pub in Glasgow, and the Irish government confirmed the existence of Santa Claus.

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

Quality people and idiots: The week in quotes
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    “We have to get the quality people." - Minister Brendan Howlin defended the government breaching pay-caps for government advisers.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    "Funds from Friends and Supporters have also been used to pay any additional salary amounts over the Department of Health’s consolidated pay scales" - The Central Remedial Clinic admitteed that funds collected by a registered charity were used to pay top-up allowances to senior staff.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    "We cannot go back to the politics of the past. No going back to Boom and Bert." - Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has delivered his party leader’s address at the Labour national conference in Killarney.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    “As soon as I came running around and saw where they were searching I thought that’s exactly where he sits — he’s dead.” - John McGarrigle feared for his father's life after it was discovered that he was in the Glasgow pub struck by a police helicopter.Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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    "The question of wether (sic) or not to give anonymity to criminals in cases like this will go on forever. However these women and Watkins will be getting three meals a day, a double bed, cable TV etc – all funded by the tax payer alongside not being named apparently. It makes me sad." - Peaches Geldof apologised for tweeting the names of the mothers involved in the recent, high-profile paedophilia case which led to the conviction of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.Source: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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    "The sign is back up, and it’s nice and shiny now." - A Knobs and Knockers staff member puts Ireland's fears to bed over a possible name change at the store after the iconic signage was taken down.Source: Google Maps Street View via Screengrab
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    "The Government supports Deputy Daly’s position on the Private Members’ Motion but hopes he won’t end up on the naughty list for his other remarks. Everybody knows Santa sees all – even Dáil debates." - The government confirms the existence of Santa following contradictory remarks by TD Jim Daly.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    "I'm going to stop that there because the idiots behind you are a bit of a distraction" - RTÉ anchor Bryan Dobson came under fire for his reaction to protesters disturbing a live interview.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    “You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.” - James Kelly of GOAL described the situation in the Philippines.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    "How are you this good in training, h-how are this good at playing soccer?" - Domhnall was shocked to meet his hero Robbie Keane on Friday's Late Late Toy Show.Source: RTÉ via Sceengrab

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