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'Thanks to your support I will be there for our children': The week in quotes

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


We can never get my darling wife Patricia back, who I depended on with my life, but thanks to your support through these trouble times I will be there for our children. Thank you all sincerely.

Kerryman Ray Flavin on a fundraising campaign to help his family as he battles with Bank of Ireland to keep his home.

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35 years ago this week another woman prime minister sent a task force half way across the world to protect another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country. And I’m absolutely clear that our current woman prime minister will show the same resolve in relation to Gibraltar as her predecessor did.

Former Tory leader Michael Howard sparked tension between Spain and the United Kingdom over Gibraltar.


We know someone knows something, and we ask that you come forward to put an end to this relentless nightmare.

Trevor Deely’s sister Michele, speaking at the launch of a renewed appeal for information on his whereabouts.

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There are 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, and Alan Kelly remains an angry man.

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen on Labour party TD Alan Kelly.

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We need those boys home now. We really do. My parents need them home, my sister-in-law needs him home, my nieces need him home. They have to come home now. We need to find them.

Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith was a member of the Rescue 116 crew amd remains missing – told RTÉ News she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.

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If only you knew me, you would know I was bothered by this. Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did.

The words of a single mother who went on a “massive spending spree” after a bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her bank account. She received a suspended jail sentence this week.

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An attack on any of our Member States is an attack on us all.

President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker on Friday’s terror attack in Stockholm.

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Put simply, this was an inhumane way to treat anyone. Her basic human rights were stolen from her by people who can only be described as evil.

PSNI Superintendent George Clarke reacted to the sentences handed down to Keith and Caroline Baker, who kept a woman prisoner in their home for years.

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For the first time in months, he was able to relax, sleep through the night, laugh, and breathe a bit easier. I don’t think it was curing his pulmonary fibrosis, but I do think it allowed him to overcome the pain long enough to recover a bit, which made life worth living again.

Roderick Campbell on his father’s use of medicinal cannabis.

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