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Take the first step and hard and heavy: The week in quotes

“Eventually you will discover a place of peace within yourself, a place that encourages you to head out into the world and live your life fully.”

IT WAS A week when the Greater Dublin area was forced to deal with water shortages.

Elsewhere the revelations of US snooping on its allies continued to trickle out while the Troika paid its final visit to Ireland before the planned bailout exit next month.

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

Take the first step and hard and heavy: The week in quotes
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  • Week in quotes

    “The fact is you are my very best friend, I tell you everything, I confide in you, I seek your advice, I love you, care about you, worry about you, we laugh and cry together. In fact without our relationship in my life I am not sure I will cope.” - A letter Rebekah Brooks wrote to Andy Coulsen is revealed, as the former News of The World pair’s six-year affair came to light during the phone hacking trial this week. Source: AP/Press Association Images
  • Week in quotes

    Eventually you will discover a place of peace within yourself, a place that encourages you to head out into the world and live your life fully. The world will no longer be a frightening place to live in for you. The most important thing is to take the first step. Please take it.” - Former Cork hurler Conor Cusack shares his battle with depression in a compelling interview with RTÉ.Source: Screengrab/RTÉ
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    “I was thinking of killing myself 24 hours a day, because I couldn’t sleep and I planned it incessantly.” - Author Marian Keyes on her struggle with depression. Source: Screengrab
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    “And yes, in some cases, it has reached too far inappropriately.” - US Secretary of State John Kerry admits NSA snooping may have gone too far. Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    “We gave it to them hard and heavy.” - Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty on what the party told the Troika in a meeting this week. Source: Sam Boal
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    “I’d welcome them back on holidays. I’d welcome them back to see the All Blacks playing in Lansdowne Road.” - Labour TD Kevin Humphreys on the circumstances under which he’d welcome the Troika back to Ireland. Source: Sasko Lazarov
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    “If you take what has gone on with Pat Rabbitte, Ruairí Quinn, Brendan Howlin and Eamon Gilmore, they don’t represent the Labour Party that I represent.” - Councillor Jimmy O’Shaugnessy hits out at the Labour leadership as he resigns from the party. Source: Mark Stedman
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    “The bugging of other people’s telephones… you know, friends don’t bug each other’s telephones.” - Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the NSA spying controversy. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    “Can you imagine being asked to pay your ESB bill every month but not having electricity for half the night? People won’t stand for it.” - Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe on the water shortages in the capital. Source: Laura Hutton
  • Week in quotes

    “You have these huge companies, if you don't give them a little bit of sunlight and nutrition, it's game over." - Entrepreneur Elon Musk warning Enda Kenny to support native tech start-ups at the Dublin Web Summit this week. Source: Mark Stedman

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