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Going into the internet and smoking crack cocaine: The week in quotes

“Who is John Gilligan accountable to? Who is Nidge out of Love/Hate accountable to?”

IT WAS A week when a Canadian mayor admitted smoking crack cocaine but refused to step down.

Minister Pat Rabbitte spoke about the days when he had long hair, and many were confused over their property tax.

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

Going into the internet and smoking crack cocaine: The week in quotes
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  • Quotes of the week

    "First off, you’ve got to be ugly. There’s about 99 percent of the boys that are ugly so we’re in a good way there. Being confident and being able to express yourself and don’t worry what other people think. New players to the haka maybe worry about what other people think but the uglier and scarier you are the better." - Flanker Liam Messam gives some tips on how to perform the New Zealand rugby team's iconic haka.Source: Themba Hadebe/AP/Press Association Images
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    "I am sure of a number of things. I am sure that Darren is not a racist, I am sure that what he said was wrong and I am sure that he has learned from a major mistake he made in his political life." - Fine Gael General Secretary Tom Curran speaks to KFM after Darren Scully, a former Mayor of Naas who attracted controversy over remarks that he would not represent black women, is welcomed back to Fine Gael.Source: Photocall Ireland
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    “It’s really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centres if that’s true. The steps that the organisation was willing to do without good judgement to pursue its mission and potentially violate people’s privacy, it’s not OK." - Google Chairman Eric Schmidt responds to reports that the US government spied on the Internet giant’s data centres.Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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    “When I had the long hair, I was certainly convinced I could change the world." - Minister Pat Rabbitte told RTÉ's Morning Edition about his days in student politics.Source: RTÉ Morning Edition
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    “If you go into the internet, like one of my friends did last night, and you want to pay in bulk, you can pay it all in bulk in a March date." / "Anybody who goes into the internet, and looks up option four, and its easy to find, then they can pay in a single sum with effect from the 31st of March." - Minster Michael Noonan explained to everyone how to get into the internet and sort out your property tax.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • Quotes of the week

    “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors.” - The Mayor of Toronto Rob Forde admits to smoking crack cocaine, months after a video allegedly showing him taking the drug surfaced and sparked calls for his resignation. Source: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images
  • Quotes of the week

    “Who is John Gilligan accountable to? Who is Nidge out of Love/Hate accountable to?” - Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan argues for regulating Cannabis, saying it would result in taking back the market from the criminals now benefiting from it.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    ”I’ve no reason to disbelieve him on that issue and I think most people have made their minds up one way or another on that issue.” - Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty reiterates whether he believed Adams’s claim about never being in the IRA.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • Quotes of the week

    “I think I’m the bad cop and I think he’s the bad, bad cop. We’re excited by it. It looks like we’ve got something to be going forward with. I’m looking forward to it. It’s great.” - Martin O’Neill on the prospect of working alongside Roy Keane as Ireland manager.Source: Screengrab/UTV

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