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'I have no shame in labelling Mickey D as a little sellout midget parasite': The week in quotes

‘I couldn’t give a damn about Irish politicians.’

IT WAS A week when thousands matched against water charges, Patrick O’Brien’s sentence was increased, and phone calls to Kenya were paid back.

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

New Dail Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Yes, I made some calls to Africa. None of them were personal. Indeed for the most part they pertained to a third party, who is a private citizen, who had been maligned and defamed in a newspaper article because of association with me and potential legal action arising there from.

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s reason for running up a €2,000 telephone bill with calls to Kenya from the Oireachtas.

Abortion Legislation Voting Takes Place Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

A woman. Brilliant. Intelligent… and not bad looking either!

Part of a leaked note from Independent TD Michael Lowry to Taoiseach Enda Kenny seeking the reappointment of his former PR adviser to the National Transport Authority’s board.

plane-cabin Source: plane via Shutterstock

I didn’t get a chance to think about what happened. It was kind of like when you are watching an All-Ireland Final and you are on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. When you are in the thick of it, you don’t really think about it, but thankfully, all’s well that ends well.

A Limerick farmer on what it was like stopping a passenger from opening a plane’s door in mid-air.

File Photo Labour TD Anne Ferris abstained from the vote criticising the lack of objectivity of the investigation. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There’s no guarantee that a former child resident of an orphanage, or a mother who worked in a laundry under threat of hunger and violence, without pay, will get the opportunity to tell their story to anyone.

Labour TD Anne Ferris (left) on her opposition to the mother-and-baby home inquiry.

File Photo THE MAN WHO can be heard calling President Michael D Higgins a midget parasite in video footage shot outside a Dublin school last week is one of the main organisers of this Saturday’s planned mass rally against water charges in Dublin City Ce Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

I have no shame in labelling Mickey D as a little sellout midget parasite. I couldn’t give a damn about Irish politicians. They couldn’t give a shit about us.

Derek Byrne of the ‘Dublin Says No’ on shouting at the President during a anti-water charges protest.

Irish Farmers 60th Annual General Meetings Source: graphy: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The IMF are entitled to make their comments, but the Government makes the decisions here.

The Taoiseach brushed off the demands of one wing of the troika.

shutterstock_4624402 Source: ambulance via Shutterstock

The child had died not because of negligence or any error of judgment in the care dispensed to it, but because it was offered no treatment at all.

A European Court of Human Rights ruling against the Turkish state after a newborn was refused admission to hospital.

Fiona Doyle Press Conferences Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

This morning, we locked up a monster. He took what he wanted from me and ignored my tears and pain and satisfied himself. He’s now gone back to where he belongs.

Fiona Doyle’s father Patrick O’Brien was sentenced to an extra six years in jail after receiving a revised sentence for his daughter’s rape and abuse over a nine year period.

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