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'They’ve all got really good bums, all of them': The week in quotes

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

30/07/2015 Fintan Drury former Non – Executive D Source: Sasko Lazarov/

If I met Brian Cowen for a pint or we went to a match together, there is a percentage of people who would think we were up to no good.

Fintan Drury revealed details of his friendship with the former Taoiseach.

cljfox3wgaaluln Source: O'Brien Press

It was do with possession. He didn’t value people’s lives, he didn’t value that we were actually human beings. It was like a nightmare.

Mary Manning spoke of how she was abused by her stepfather.

8/1/2015 Beaumont Hospitals Source: Leon Farrell/

I’m afraid that by the time they sort this out, my body will be too weak for a transplant.

Ciara Kelly on facing delays in receiving a pancreas transplant.

28/7/2015. Irish Water Fails Eurostat Tests Source:

The reality is that the IRA was never defeated and that again and again it was Irish republicans, including the IRA leadership, which took bold steps to bolster the peace process and to maintain positive political momentum.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams rejected comments from British Prime Minister David Cameron that ‘British resolve saw off the IRA’.

CK83FsPWsAAZ4_X Source: The Sun on Sunday

It’s not (for) lunch, luvvie darling — it’s paying for this.

British peer Lord John Sewel on his daily allowance, as heard in footage showing him allegedly snorting cocaine off a prostitute.

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They’ve all got really good bums, all of them.

Galway model and Kim K lookalike Shahira Barry on the Kardashians.

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That’s really what you have to come accept, which is extremely difficult, just total uncertainty, accept there’s one certainly in the scenario and that’s that the person you love is going to die.

Laura Kennedy spoke about her mother’s cancer diagnosis.

noel-rock-twitter Source: Dave Nowak

I turned around and asked him what he was thinking and he accused me of smirking at him… Before I knew what had happened, I had gotten a punch in the jaw.

Fine Gael councillor Noel Rock was attacked on Dorset Street in Dublin.

TV Bill Cosby Source: Victoria Will/Invision/AP

I’m no longer afraid. I feel more powerful than him.

Chelan Lasha, one of the 35 women interviewed by New York Magazine on being allegedly assaulted by Bill Cosby.

Berkeley Balcony Collapse Source: Associated Press

We are so grateful for what they have done and for what they are continuing to do. They too are victims, and they have also had to deal with the trauma of this terrible loss. We salute them all as genuine heroes and we ask them to take great care of themselves and to continue to look after each other in the coming difficult months. They too will take time to heal.

The families of students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse released a statement.

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