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'Kirsty, we love you and we will miss you dearly': The week in quotes

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


There will be children and old folk. We need clean air. We do not need accidents of any description.

Damien Cassidy, chairman of the Ringsend Local Environment Group, speaking about an incident at the Poolbeg incinerator.

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As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.

The family of Kirsty Boden, an Australian nurse who died in last weekend’s terror attack in London, paid tribute to her.

Incident at London Bridge Source: PA Wire

To the sick and evil extremists who commit these hideous crimes, we will defeat you. You will not win.

The words of London’s mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking at a vigil to for those who died.

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We are not going to be best friends, but we are certainly not going to be in coalition, but we are going to have good working relationship.

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar on how he predicts his relationship will be with Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin.

It was a tightly knit group, it was her group that ran this campaign and look where we are, for God’s sake.

Backbench Conservative MP Anna Soubry lambasted Theresa May’s “dreadful” campaign and led calls for the party leader to consider her position.

Politics has changed. And politics isn’t going back into the box where it was before.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on his party’s strong election result.


I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy.

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Former FBI director James Comey quoted President Trump as telling him as they sat alone together in the Oval Office to discuss national security advisor Michael Flynn.

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A potential tsunami of homelessness, from mortgage arrears and unaffordable rents in the private sector.

Dr Rory Hearn of Tasc made this grim prediction of what could be coming down the line.

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You weren’t allowed to touch your own flesh and blood.

Sheila O’Byrne shared her memories of being in St Patrick’s Magdalene Laundry on the Navan Road.

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