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'I will continue to do my job as mandated - why wouldn't I?': The week in quotes

“I will always endeavour to question situations where there is an involvement and specific interest of the Irish people and their money.”

IT WAS A week when the Fianna Fáil party stood on shaky ground, Bill O’Herlihy was laid to rest, and [redacted].

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

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As a parliamentarian I will always endeavour to question situations where there is an involvement and specific interest of the Irish people and their money. IBRC is State owned therefore it is the Irish people’s money at stake. I will continue to do my job as mandated. I will continue my duties as a parliamentarian as normal. Why wouldn’t I?

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It can range from being fired to being executed.

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I stuck with it because, despite everything, I still believed I could help deliver change from within. I was encouraged by the support of like-minded members. And I thought things would improve over time. The haven’t and I no longer believe they will.

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Bill O’Herlihy led our greatest days. They mightn’t have been our most important days – but our greatest day.

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Put up or shut up.

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There is absolutely no doubt now in my mind that the process that has been under way over the past number of months is nothing more than a stage-managed, orchestrated charade designed to give the illusion that ye were tossing and turning and debating issues and wrestling concessions from IAG, when in actual fact ye’d already decided upon the outcome long ago.

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This is not one and one equals two. This is one and one equals God knows what.

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