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'Her death brings devastation': The week in quotes

Here’s who said what and what was said this week.


Tory was such a lovely bubbly girl that her death just brings devastation.

Local priest Father Eamonn Kelly on the death of schoolgirl Tory Johnston, who died earlier this week.

Ireland Financial Crisis Source: AP

In fact what they needed was the steady hand of the former taoiseach Brian Cowen and the steady hand of the late former finance minister Brian Lenihan who steered the ship of state so carefully through troubled waters.

Senator Terry Leyden on what the Greek people need.


What will happen is people won’t be happy to send their children to school here. They’ll see it as not a safe school, not a viable school, and then what other choice will they have but to leave the island. And very, very quickly the island will be gone.

The words of the only employee of Scoil Náisiúnta Inis Meáin, Orlaith Breathnach.

Hit And Run Drivers Legislation Source: Sam Boal/

There is a breed of a greyhound in me and stress keeps me thin.

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley on how he keeps fit.

P3760813 File photo. Source: amsfrank via Flickr/Creative Commons

One year it was so sunny we had to put suntan lotion on them, that’s how well looked after these pigs are.

Greece Bailout Source: AP/Press Association Images

Were we to succeed in negotiating a better deal for Greece, that would of course obliterate them politically, they would have to answer to their own people why they didn’t negotiate like we were doing.

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis discussed PIIGS of a different kind, Ireland included.

jackie-10 Source: TV3

She turned her own battle with cancer into a fight to make services better for those who came after.

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris on the death of Jackie Crowe, who passed away this week.

16/7/2015. Bertie Ahern leavess Banking Inquiry to Source: Eamonn Farrell/

If hindsight was foresight, I’d be a billionaire.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern appeared before the banking inquiry.

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