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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 14 October, 2019

'God, I thought it had only gone as far as the Free State!': The week in quotes

“You wouldn’t be long gettin’ frostbit.”

IT WAS A week when France got back on its feet following last week’s terror attacks, Stephanie Roche lost out on winning Fifa Goal of the Year, and we were warned about gettin’ frostbit.

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

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You wouldn’t be long gettin’ frostbit.
God, I thought it had only gone as far as the Free State, but honest to God it even as far as Japan and Pakistan and America overnight!

Derry teenager Ruairí McSorley on the recent cold weather, and his ensuing viral fame.

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Our great and beautiful France will never break, will never yield, never bend.

President Francois Holland vowed that France will never give in to terror.

Ivan Yates at Newstalk Radio Stations Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The fact of the matter of it is, it’s tokenism because she’s a woman. The fact that she’s Irish, fantastic and good luck to her. But there’s no way she deserves the Puskas Award. No way! Its sham amateurism.”

The controversial comments of Newstalk’s Ivan Yates on Stephanie Roche’s nomination for FIFA’s Goal of the Year.

Ireland Foreign Policy Reviews Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

These are men and women who are going to have the opportunity to go to work and that means getting on the employment ladder, being able to buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, buy the boots or whatever. Live a life, as it were.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Government plans to create an extra 40,000 jobs and bring unemployment below 10 per cent this year.

Dublin Mosques Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

As it is clear that the cartoons are to be published again, Muslims will inevitably be hurt, offended and upset, but our reaction must be a reflection of the teachings of the one we love and are offended for. Enduring patience, tolerance, gentleness and mercy … is the best and immediate way to respond.

Advice to Muslims published by the Islamic Centre in Ireland.

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I was screaming at the top of my lungs but I could barely even hear my own voice over the moans of the moving walls. I ran around to the other side of my desk. It felt as if time was running very, very slowly. Like one of those dreams where you can’t get your legs to move fast enough. I was convinced that the roof was about to collapse on top of us or my office walls would peel away from the inner structure any second.

Waterford man Patrick Doyle described the moment an earthquake struck Haiti five years ago.

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I don’t wake up every morning thinking: ‘Jaysus, I wanna be leader of Fianna Fáil.’

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary’s thoughts on leading the party.

Philippines Pope Asia Source: Aaron Favila/AP/Press Association Images

If my good friend Dr. Gasbarri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch.

Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech.


I take a photo — a cat — and I put it on Facebook. It was the same stupid reflex.

The man shared an amateur video of a Paris police officer’s murder during terrorist attacks in Paris now regrets sharing the footage online, saying he never expected it to be broadcast so widely.

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Uh… Is that like another word for beautiful?

Aaron Paul wasn’t great on decoding Irish slang (in this case, the word manky).

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I’m a 22-year-old Aussie dude that has too much free time apparently because now my plans for the next few weeks will consist of sending stupid fucking glitter to terrible people.

The man behind a new website that allows you to send glitter to your enemies.

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