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'They went to have a fantastic day and lost a limb': The week in quotes

“Has somebody lost a limb on that ride?”

IT WAS A week when fears grew over BSE, an injunction on an RTE story about Denis O’Brien was upheld, and the weather was almost something like summer.

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

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So, in other words, we know that IBRC sold Siterserv to Denis O’Brien. We know that Denis O’Brien had major loans with IBRC, and its seems that the terms of the loan agreement with IBRC were used by Denis O’Brien to pay down the loan that he received from Bank of Ireland to purchase Siteserv in the first place.

The Dáil heard new claims from Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty on Denis O’Brien’s dealings with IBRC.

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Well, what happened in the past is in the past. I’m happy to lead a Government to set out the terms of reference on behalf of the Government with the commission of investigation to do its job. So whether it’s Denis O’Brien or anybody else, the terms of reference are there for the commission of investigation and I expect that they will do their job and do it fully, completely thoroughly, adequately, and very professionally. Those concerns can be allayed properly.

Taoiseach Enda Kennny’s response to questions on whether he or Fine Gael have been too close to Denis O’Brien.


They went to have a fantastic day and they have potentially lost a limb.

Sky News presenter Kay Burley came under fire for an interview on the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash.

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He came into the call out of control and the video showed he was out of control during the incident.

The police chief of McKinney on the officer who had to resign after he was filmed pushing a black teenage girl to the ground.


We are still in shock and disbelief and it sometimes feels like all of this isn’t real.

Karen Buckley’s parents spoke of their experience over weeks following their daughter’s death.

image-2-50 Source: The Shadow in the Darkness: A guide dogs story via YouTube

He is not a machine that you just press a button, some days the dog gets up and he goes ‘I don’t want to be a guide dog. I wants to mess and chase the cats and rummage in that dustbin’.

Bray man Joe Bollard spoke of how his guide dog changed his life.


Labour TD John Lyons gave an interview through emoji.

Britain Moss Source: Joel Ryan/AP/Press Association Images

Basic bitch.

Reportedly Kate Moss’s parting words to a pilot as she was thrown off an an Easyjet flight.

Flybe passenger numbers File photo. Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The pilot said he had a bird strike before, but never a bee strike.

Noel Rooney recalls his flight being grounded over a bee lodged in an important piece of equipment

THE CORRS Source: Photocall Ireland

We’ve emerged after our lives going in different ways, babies and all that

Andrea Corr on getting the old band back together.

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