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'They lent their family members to the nation': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.


We thanked them for the family members which they lent to the nation.

Minister Shane Ross on the Rescue 116 tragedy.

Niamh Fitzpatrick paid tribute to her sister Dara, pilot of Rescue 116 who was laid to rest this week.


Four decades before Lady Liberty lifted her lamp we were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore. We believed in the shelter of America, in the compassion of America, in the opportunity of America. We came and became Americans.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny ‘lectured’ US President Donald Trump on immigration.


Love Ireland. I love it. I really love Ireland. I’ll be there. Absolutely.

Trump’s opinion on, yep, Ireland.

Ben Affleck alcohol addiction treatment Source: Ian West/PA Wire

I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.

Ben Affleck spoke about seeking help for his addiction to alcohol.

SNP Spring Conference Source: PA Wire/PA Images

As Article 50 is about to be triggered I would say this to the Prime Minister: stop putting the interests of the right-wing of your party ahead of the interests of the people of our country.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon announced her intentions to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Resting Between Show Source: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

I’m sure – I’m not definite – but I’m pretty sure I’ve still got a post office savings account in Ireland.

Sharon Horgan had a particularly Irish solution to a problem in Catastrophe.

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