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'Why go to the cinema to watch other people have sex? It's perverted': The week in quotes

“If I go to the cinema I want to be entertained.”

IT WAS A week when the ECB threw its weight around, austerity was declared over (a year ago), and a Donegal theater came under scrutiny for not showing 50 Shades of Grey.

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

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Why go to the cinema to watch other people have sex? It’s perverted. If I go to the cinema I want to be entertained.

Christian campaigner Mary Doherty on her opposition to 50 Shades of Grey being shown in her local Donegal cinema.

Source: Video

If you are a criminal… heading out on a day’s robbery and thievery, that person has to get it into their head that maybe one day they’ll go home in a box. And if that happens, I wouldn’t be sorry.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae said that a “soft approach” cannot be taken when dealing with thieves.

Source: Video

I had to bury my daughter, Ella, who was born with fatal foetal abnormalities.

Richard Boyd-Barrett shared a personal story with the Dáil.

Cabinet Meetings on Water Campaigns Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

“Austerity in Ireland ended more than 12 months ago.”

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made a slightly delayed announcement.

Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 - London Source: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Why did you do it, Myleene, why?

Some parents were a bit miffed that Myleene Klass shared their private emails online.

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The most destructive own goal in history.

Professor William Black on the banking guarantee.

ECB Source: AlphaTangoBravo/Adam Baker

When you’ve got a dog on a leash you give them more slack, you don’t tighten the noose and suffocate them entirely but that seems to be news to the ECB.

Professor of Finance at TCD Brian Lucey on how the ECB is treating Greece.


I haven’t had this much fun pointlessly spinning around in twenty years.’s Thomas Fanning on using Spinner.

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