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'My son is a high quality person': The week in quotes

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

Files - the Leader of the Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Source: SalamPix/ABACA

Hope he’s deader than a doornail. And if he’s not, as soon as we find out where he is he will be.

Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend on claims the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.


We’re not looking for something extra or more than. We’re looking for the same as. We want to be on an equal footing to every other citizen of this country.

Frank Larkin on how Ireland has yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Trump Russia Probe Cast Source: Irina Bujor via PA Wire

… in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.

A quote from Rob Goldstone’s email to the son of Donald Trump, offering information that could damage Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Donald Trump, Jr. arrives at Trump Tower Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

My son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency.

Donald Trump on his son’s decision to release emails revealing he agreed to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of the Russian government’s effort to help his father.

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You’re not answering my question. You’re deliberately not answering this question.

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald during a testy exchange with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the PAC.

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Every error that is made is to the detriment of Sgt McCabe. There isn’t an error in his favour.

Speaking during the Discloures Tribunal, barrister Pat Marrinan SC said there had been a “total failure” of systems in Tusla.

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He’s a coward, as simple as that.

Michael Christopher Hayes, a self-confessed IRA bomb maker, apologised to victims of IRA bombings this week – but Julie Hambleton, whose sister was killed in one of the attacks, refused to accept it.


That to me was more like a scene from Lord of the Flies than a scene from a peaceful protest.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments on the Jobstown protests.

Charlie Gard court case Source: Yui Mok via PA Wire

We said he’s not suffering and not in pain. If he was we wouldn’t be up here fighting.

Chris Gard, father of critically ill Charlie Gard who is at the centre of legal action over whether his parents should be allowed bring him to the United States for experimental treatment. Gard made these comments in court before slamming his water cup down and storming out with his partner Connie Yates.

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