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A lot of money and a lot of travel: The week in quotes

“I was not at any board meeting that signed off on this agreement, not part of any confidentiality agreement that was signed.”

IT WAS A week when former Central Remedial Clinic chiefs faced further questioning from the Public Accounts Committee.

The government said they were reconsidering the use of withdrawal rooms in schools with Autism Spectrum Disorder units, and Irish Water’s finances came under the the microscope..

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

A lot of money and a lot of travel: The week in quotes
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    “As part of the process to develop this policy advice, the NCSE will consider the issue of the use of withdrawal/isolation rooms in schools for children with autism." - The Department of Education stated that the use of withdrawal rooms will be considered when drawing up new policy on how to educating children with autism.Source: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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    "We did not bring in experts to tell us how to build Irish Water; we brought in contractors to help us build the systems and processes necessary to run the business." - Irish Water CEO John Tierney faced questions from Oireachtas committees over almost €86 million in consultancy fees at the semi-state body.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    “Did you not scan the minutes and think: ‘Jesus, God, Paul’s getting a lot of money there, isn’t he?’” - Former Central Remedial Clinic chief Brian Conlan was grilled by Fine Gael TD Simon Harris grilled over the retirement package for his predecessor Paul Kiely.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    “I was not at any board meeting that signed off on this agreement, not part of any confidentiality agreement that was signed.” - Brian Conlan responded to questions from the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee on charitable funds being used to top-up the Central Remedial Clinic pension pot.Source: Screenshot via Oireachtas.ie
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    "Can gays be cured of being gay? Try The God Slot Fri. 17/01" - A tweet from the official account of RTÉ's flagship religious programme The God Slot was met with stiff criticism on Twitter.Source: Screnshot via twitter.com/TheGodSlot
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    “I think is essential that the ministers, both Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan, would instruct their officials to freshly search the Department and bring forward any documentation related to the bank guarantee.” - Public Accounts Committee chair John McGuinness called for a renewed search for the missing bank guarantee documents.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    “There’s a lot of travel going on that you don’t seem to know anything about.” - Deputy Shane Ross question former CRC chief Brian Conlan over a number of trips abroad organised by the organisation.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall
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    "I don't micromanage Irish Water." - Environment Minister Phil Hogan defended his handling of this week's Irish Water controversies.Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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