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'Almost any cartoon can elicit a reaction – even a blank square': The week in quotes

“You can be right-wing at 3 o’clock and be speaking left-wing at 3.30.”

IT WAS A week when France was rocked by terrorist attacks, the wheels of new political parties and alliances in Ireland began to turn a bit faster, and David Drumm’s judgement was handed down.

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

7/12015. Kildare Road Accidents Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy.

Bishop Denis Nulty on the deaths of four girls in a Kildare car crash.

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Je suis Charlie.

The slogan adopted following the Charles Hebdo massacre.

Almost any cartoon can elicit a reaction – even a blank square with a disclaimer at the top. It’s taking the idea of creating a completely unoffensive cartoon to an absurd dimension.”

Cartoonist Michael Shaw on his drawing that went viral after the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Anglo Irish Bank Annual Results Source: Photocall Ireland

Drumm is a quick thinker, adept in testimony intended to deflect, misdirect, avoid, fabricate. His accounting and knowledge of his financial affairs is detailed, precise, almost obsessive. He is confident in his strategising; and by the time he filed his bankruptcy petition, he had been planning and strategising for two years. No bumbler, and clearly a controlling type, he knew what he was doing.
I have no trouble finding him capable of the kind of stupidity of which he stands accused.

Two comments from the judgement and judge in David Drumm’s failed bankruptcy case.

lenihan-haugheyAn extract from the judgement in David Drumm’s failed bankruptcy bid.

He was carrying the Charvet shirts up the stairs after Charlie, I’m quite sure Brian Lenihan just never did that,” she said.

Mary O’Rourke was “a bit troubled” by the depiction of her brother Brian Lenihan senior in the new RTÉ drama Charlie.

This was caused by one punch and we now have a father who is facing the reality of one son facing serious criminal charges and another son fighting for his life.

New South Wales Superintendent Michael Fitzgerald after an Irish man was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm having allegedly punching his younger brother.

Forums on Homelessness Crisis Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

You can be right-wing at 3 o’clock and be speaking left-wing at 3.30. The alliance could work once you have core values that suit all members.

Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke said he was considering joining the mooted independent alliance, after previously declining over Shane Ross’s right-wing views.

Girl Killed Florida Source: AP Photo/Pinellas County Jai

The suspect drove off. He just drove off.

A police officer recalled what he witnessed when a man (pictured) threw his daughter from a bridge in Florida.

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You can have whatever views you like. She could believe in alien abudction and it wouldn’t matter, provided it didn’t
interfer with what we wanted to do.

Eddie Hobbs said he would be willing to work with Scientologists in #RebootIreland.

22/12/2014 Pictured are Minister for Health Leo Va Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

I am sick to death of this problem quite frankly.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on the trolley crisis.

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