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'He was our little superhero, but he was needed elsewhere': The week in quotes

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

Bradley Lowery death Source: Anna Gowthorpe via PA Images

He was our little superhero and put the biggest fight up but he was needed elsewhere. There are no words to describe how heart broken we are.

Six-year-old Bradley Lowery, known for being an avid fan of Sunderland football club, passed away following a battle with cancer.

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She was a beautiful soul who was going to be the mother of my child and now she’s gone and now I’m alone.

Malak Thawley, the husband of a woman who died in the National Maternity Hospital, gave his first public interview since his wife’s death.

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You’ve got no place to breathe, you’ve got no place to think.

Tarina Knight, who has been homeless with her partner and daughter for over two years has hit out at new family hub accommodation, said it is not suitable for people and children to live in long-term.

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The only way for women and girls to be safe is to be dead – there is no way to be safe so long as we are alive, this is how bad it is.

Mary, a 23-year-old mother-of-five, told Amnesty about her daily life in South Sudan.

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We were only talking about minding it, now we’re watching it burn.

Cork councillor Kieran McCarthy on the fire that ripped through St Kevin’s.


There was bleeding. He was still alive.

Dr Enver Tohti, a Chinese doctor who performed an organ harvesting operation in the 1990s, was among the panel of experts who gave evidence at a Dáil committee.

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I was slightly away from my kids and partner and could hear this woman frantically screaming and shouting. She was pointing out to the sea. I could see a girl who was so far out. I know that beach like the back of my hand and I knew the seriousness of the situation she was in. I know this very current and I seen men running, but knew they wouldn’t reach her in time. So I had a decision to make.

Michelle Cremin on saving ten-year-old Grace Mulrooney who had been caught in a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.


Is it now government policy to attack anybody that criticises anyone in the government on social media in this very sinister way in a very legitimate article that was not abusive?

Solidarity-PBP TD Ruth Coppinger on the case of a US-based academic, who criticised Fine Gael Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty and her business dealings in a blog and was subsequently stopped by gardaí at Dublin Airport.


Remove that from your desk, there must be dignity in the House.

Leas Ceann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher wasn’t too pleased with Green Party leader Eamon Ryan bringing a bag of plastic rubbish into the Dáil.

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