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'You have a problem because you guys used to be slaves': The week in quotes

‘If you acted like a human being then I wouldn’t have a problem with that.’

IT WAS A week when five water meter protesters received jail sentences, Greece agreed a bailout extension, and Jon Snow smoked skunk.

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

Editor of Photocall Ireland, Eamonn Far Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The attempt to force journalists by default to become agents of the state at protests and demonstrations is not only a threat to our independence and objectivity but also to our safety and our reputations.

Photojournalist Eamon Farrell of Photocall Ireland after gardaí requested the agency hand over images from protests.

woman-tube-2 Source: instagram: Hels_Montana via YouTube

If you acted like a human being then I wouldn’t have a problem with that. You have a problem because you guys used to be slaves.

An investigation was launched after a video which appeared to show a racist altercation on a London Tube appeared online.

Greece Bailout Source: AP/Press Association Images

We will not request any extension, we have a public mandate to go to the end. The Greeks together say no, we will not be blackmailed.

The Greek government’s coalition partner Panos Kammenos on bailout discussions.

Benjamin Miller Source: AP Photo/Jose Vicente

It’s not the worst injury I’ve seen, but it’s the biggest goring wound I’ve ever had to operate on.

Surgeon Enrique Crespo on injuries sustained by an American tourist (pictured )during a bull run.

Source: Video

Until I was about 12, my father kept shaving it off my head, and when I went to secondary school I started to let it grow. It got a bit long there, and they tried to make me cut, so I threatened to start a students’ union.

Independent TD Mick Wallace on the history of his hair.

Paul Murphy is Freed Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The attacks from the state on the campaign against water charges needs to be met with a significant response by the campaign and communities

Independent TD Paul Murphy following the sentencing of water protesters.

Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Pictu Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

I do not think allowing Anglo to collapse would have been the right thing to do and I don’t think any government would have been likely to do that.

The words of Dr Dónal Donovan, the deputy director of the IMF until 2005, at the banking inquiry.

SnowSkunk3 Source: Channel 4

By the time I was completely stoned I felt utterly bereft. I felt as if my soul had been wrenched from my body.

Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow on smoking skunk.

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