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'You should get a job on f***king Morning Ireland': The week in quotes

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

lorraine-5 Source: RTÉ Investigates

I remember just throwing myself on top of the coffin, just over her and I’m saying no, you can’t take her now because I can’t do this again, I can’t do this a second time.

Lorraine and Warren Reilly shared their experience to RTÉ Investigates of Portinucula Hospital.

France Election Source: AP/PA Images

The first step has been taken. It is time to liberate the French people.

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on coming second in the first round of the leadership race.

Germany: W20 Conference In Berlin Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades, when he was in the private sector, are testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man.

Ivanka Trump was laughed after speaking about her father, Donald, at a women’s summit in Berlin.

File Photo The Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan has until noon today to provide her response to 27 issues raised during her appearance before the Joint Dáil Committee on Justice Source: Leah Farrell/

I’ve bitten, I’ve been spat at, I’ve been assaulted.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan added her own personal experience to the stories being shared by rank-and-file gardai of attacks they have suffered in the line of duty.

File Photo The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan, has said he will resign from the board of the Holles Street Source: Laura Hutton/

I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you. The way out for both of you is to make it clear that you were misled by SVHG. You accepted their bona fides and assurances and were effectively lied to. Both you and the minister are inextricable linked in this and you’ll either sink or swim together.

A text from the National Maternity Hospital’s former master Peter Boylan to the hospital’s deputy chairman Nicholas Kearns and master Rhona Mahony.

Barack Obama Speaks At Logan Center For The Arts - University Of Chicago Source: Chicago Tribune/TNS/ABACA

So, uh, what’s been going on since I’ve been gone?

Barack Obama, speaking during his first public appearance since Donald Trump became US president.

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You should get a job on fucking Morning Ireland.

Things got heated between Eamon Dunphy and Alan Cawley after the former was accused of saying Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi was finished – right before he scored two ‘stunning’ goals.

UN North Korea Source: Richard Drew/PA Wire

They watch his meandering and nonsensical questions and they feel a terrible twinge of human compassion. Well, they say to themselves: he may be a mutton-headed old mugwump, but he is probably harmless.

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson used an unusual turn of phrase to describe Jeremy Corbyn. Mugwump means “a person who remains aloof or independent, especially from party politics”.

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If she wasn’t in politics I can see her working single-handedly on a tiny little farm in south Fermanagh driving cattle up some country lane. “Go on you pups, you fenian bastards, go up you fenian’, ‘Friesian Arlene, they are called Friesian, Arlene’.

The BBC apologised for the language used by comedian Tommy Tiernan on Radio Foyle in a joke about the DUP’s Arlene Foster.

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