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Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes
“Frankly, on a personal level, I think it’s quite disgusting.”

IT WAS A week when it was revealed that Rehab Group made just over €9,000 from the sale of close to €4 million worth of scratch cards.

Ireland gained some new citizens, and a Manchester United fan called 999 after his team lost on Wednesday night.

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

Carpets filled with maggots and GAA lotteries: The week in quotes
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  • The week in quotes

    "Many of the political carpets that have been lifted, many of the financial carpets lifted in the past period, have been infested with maggots." - Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke of the 'legacies' discovered when the current government took office.Source: Screenshot via
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    "Critical also is clear leadership from the charity sector itself. Our foremost charities must lead by example and demonstrate through their own actions that there is no place in Ireland’s charity sector for poor governance or a lack of transparency." - Justice Minister Alan Shatter spoke of the need for reform among Irish charities.Source: nister for Justice, Equality and Defence who address the event. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    “We don’t have one." - Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton confirmed that while it is similar to Fianna Fáil's, the emblem used for this weekend's Reform Alliance conference is not the group's official logo.
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    "I’m leaving my dream gig for my dream family, I think most people would do the same." - Today FM presenter KC announced he was leaving the station to move back home to Cork.Source: KC Today FM via Facebook
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    "Your local GAA lottery wouldn’t work like this." - Minister Leo Varadkar criticised the practices surrounding Rehab Lottery.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    “Frankly, on a personal level, I think it’s quite disgusting.” - Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan dismissed whistle-blower claims of penalty points abuse, saying there was not a whisper of it elsewhere in the force.
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    "The crime is that Manchester United were absolutely knackered." - One upset fan called 999 after Manchester United lost against Sunderland.Source: Jon Super/AP/Press Association Images
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    "I can now feel lucky every day" - The words of one person who gained Irish citizenship on Monday.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    "This matter is properly a matter for the Board and not Ms Kerins, and some of the pressure that has been placed on her and her family has been entirely unfair and very personal." - Rehab Group Chairman Brian Kerr said it would take weeks for the salary of CEO Angela Kerins (pictured) to be disclosed.Source: Kenneth O'Halloran/PA Wire

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