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Profundity of rotundity and Murphy's cow: The week in quotes
“I heard that the other side of the story, the people that he, am, ah, put to death were spoiling the economy of his country by devaluing the deutschmark.”

IT WAS A week when two Roma children were taken into care, only to be swiftly returned to their families.

A Minister’s physique was called into question, and an admirer of Hitler aired his views on local Irish radio.

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

Profundity of rotundity and Murphy's cow: The week in quotes
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  • Quotes of the Week

    Yes, well, that was the sinister thing about him. Behind that as well – and I don’t want to go into politics – but apparently there are two sides to every story and I heard that the other side of the story, the people that he, am, ah, put to death were spoiling the economy of his country by devaluing the deutschmark.” - Larry Brennan, 79, defends his admiration for Hitler on KCLR. He had been pictured in a local paper cutting his birthday cake, which featured a portrait of the fascist leader. Pictured above is Hitler, not Lar. Source: AP Photo/PA Images archive
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    "I always operate on the basis that the call that I make are all listened to.” - Responding to claims that Angela Merkel’s phonecalls were recorded, Taoiseach Enda Kenny always errs on the side of caution when chatting on his Nokia. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    “I got onto them to get them to stop it but they wanted us to set up a system to gather all their emails and send them onto them and then contact all the people individually who sent us things. I think that should be up to them.” - A business owners explains what happened before when he was accidentally sent sensitive information intended for the HSE. Revealed by this week, he received details and a photo of a young girl found outside the GPO. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    “I would say that the Labour party is strongest when it acts together. The Labour party has a leader in Eamon Gilmore. I’m perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmore.” Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Edition, Minister Joan Burton dampened rumours that a leadership challenge could be in the pipeline within the Labour Party. Source: Screengrab/RTÉ via
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    "If you can’t be arsed to vote, why should we be arsed to listen to your political point of view?" - Jeremy Paxman takes a dim view of Russell Brand’s foray into political commentary. Source: Screengrab/BBC
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    "I do not know whose dog the Minister talked about but he is like Murphy's cow with two dry tits, one blind tit and a sup of milk in the other tit." - Tipperary South TD Mattie McGrath argues with Minister Pat Rabbitte about placing electricity powerlines underground. Source: Screengrab/
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    "The United States of America and Europe face common challenges. We are allies. But such an alliance can only be built on trust. That's why I repeat again: spying among friends, that cannot be.” - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wasn’t happy over reports that her own phone calls were recorded by US authorities. Source: AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski
  • Quotes of the Week

    "I'm not happy with the profundity of my rotundity." - Health Minister James Reilly when questioned on a Sunday Independent piece by Niamh Horan which criticised his own health. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
  • Quotes of the week

    “I want you all to know that Taidhg, my beloved, was an organ donor. His glorious heart was flown to Dublin last night, and as a result of his own thoughtful generosity, I received the news this morning, that nine people have been given a new lease to life!!! Isn’t that just wonderful!” - The mother of musician Taidhg Burke, who died following a car crash in Bantry at the weekend, posted a heartfelt message about her son online. Source: The Calvanists via Facebook
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    “This whole circus, has been a pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism." - TD Aodhan O Riordain's strong words over the handling of incidents where two Roma children were taken away from their families by Gardaí this week. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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