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Robin Hood and bubblin' in Dublin: The week in quotes

“You know, nobody was watching the store. That’s what we found.”

IT WAS A week when a damning report into the penalty points system was published.

Christina Buckley passed away,  and George Soros had more doubts about the EU.

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


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Eat your heart out Ellen!

US Secretary of State Colin Powell noted that he was taking selfies long before Ellen DeGeneres’ record-breaking Oscars selfie.


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I know the process of transforming Ireland has been extremely difficult. In many aspects, galling, for you.

In his St. Patrick’s Day speech, Taoiseach Enda Kenny stressed that although families have made many sacrifices in recent years, the economy is recovering.


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Her campaign for truth opened the door for other survivors of abuse to come forward with their own stories.

The Justice Minister paid tribute to the late Christine Buckley (pictured), the abuse survivor who went on to found the Aislinn Centre.


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They should know who Jay Z is though because in his song he’s like “bubblin’ in Dublin”. So he put Dublin on the map.

The good people of gossip website TMZ were shocked that Beyonce and Jay Z were able to enjoy a hassle free stroll around the Phoenix Park.


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Ryanair is still Robin Hood, not the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Ryanair marketing guru Kenny Jacobs said that the airline hadn’t strayed from its roots.


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You know, nobody was watching the store. That’s what we found.

Garda Inspectorate Robert Olson outlined the details of a damming report into the penalty points system which found “inconsistent and widespread” breaches of policy.


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You have to go further with the integration. You have to solve the banking problem, because Europe is lagging behind the rest of the world in sorting out its banks.

Billionaire investor George Soros is wary of Europe’s future.

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