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'For most people, he was a very bad Taoiseach': The week in quotes

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

File Photo ENDA KENNY pension Source: Sam Boal/

I would like to stress the huge honour and privilege that it has been for me to lead our party for the past 15 years, in opposition and into Government on two successive occasions.

Enda Kenny announced he was stepping down as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael.

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But, for most people, he was a very bad Taoiseach.

However some people weren’t too sad to see him go. These were the words of Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald.

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That must come as a warning to all of us to be careful as to how we manage exploring worlds we have limited control over.

Fr Harry Bohan on the death of Conor Wilson, where he said that Conor “found something on the internet that went wrong”.


So start again. Today. Right now. Pick something small that will make you feel better and do it. Then do another, and another. Don’t wait anymore.

Barbara Brennan shared the best advice she could give to someone going through a difficult time.

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No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.
I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump told Comey, according to the memo. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.

Trump had a bad week. The final comment was the most worrying for the US President – it’s from a memo cited by the The New York Times from former FBI director James Comey Comey which details a meeting he held with the US President in which Trump raised the FBI’s investigations into Michael Flynn’s dealings with Russian officials.

Keith Bennett search Source: PA Archive/PA Images


A week hardly goes by when we do not receive some information which purports to lead us to Keith but ultimately only two people knew where Keith is. I want to stress that our aim, as it always has been, is to find where Keith is buried and give closure to his surviving family members so they can give Keith the proper burial they so desperately want. Whilst we are not actively searching Saddleworth Moors, Greater Manchester Police will never close this case. Brady’s death does not change that. We will act on credible and actionable information that will help lead us to him.

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Police in Manchester said they will never close the Moors Murders case and that the death of Ian Brady “does not change that”.

Photo: Source: Leah Farrell


This morning, she asked me when she was going to make her communion. She’s being influenced and she’s picking it up from the school because obviously I’m not teaching her these things.

Roopesh Kalangara spoke about his daughter’s experience in school, which in 2015 sparked nationwide debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

Packie Bonner Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Us men we tend to hide things, we don’t talk about things, we keep things to ourselves, we think ‘Ah, it’ll go away.

Former Irish goalkeeper Packie Banner on a new campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder cancer.

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