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Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes

“I do think we need to, I don’t think there’s a parliamentary word for chillax but I think everyone needs to take a step back.”

IT WAS A week when the word chillax was used for the first time ever in Irish politics (we’re guessing here, but we reckon it’s a pretty safe guess).

Unsurprisingly, it was uttered by the youngest TD in Dáil Éireann – Simon Harris.

Mick Wallace fell out of favour (again) and Dublin’s Lord Mayor weighed in, via Twitter, on the overdraft for Tallaght Hospital.

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

Chillaxing and Playboy: The week in quotes
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    TD for Wicklow Simon Harris: "I do think we need to, I don't think there's a parliamentary word for chillax but I think everyone needs to take a step back." (Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    Thorbjørn Jagland, chair of the Nobel Peace Committee on the continuing problems with the Euro: "We do not have a position on that." (Petros Karadjias/AP/Press Association Images)
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    Independent TD John Halligan on Mick Wallace TD: "I’ve just had enough of him at this stage, I just won’t support him." (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
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    US Politician Roger Rivard (pictured on left): "Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning." (RivardforAssembly.com)
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    Mattie McGrath TD on Enda Kenny: "The most sickening thing last week was to see the Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine". (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    The Dublin Lord Mayor responds to the news of Tallaght Hospital's overdraft.
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    "Lance is perfectly comfortable; his conscience is clear," Lance Armstrong's attorney Sean Breen. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
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    Chris de Burgh on Iran: "I don't think I would be safe, to be honest. I'm a vocal critic of what's going on over there at the moment... What I am doing is tiny compared to what the politicians are trying to achieve with the whole thing, but one day I will return." (Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

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