Week in quotes

'I told them I was dying, and it made no difference to them': The week in quotes

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

You’ve just ruined my reputation.

Vincent Browne’s reaction to glowing praise from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who was interviewed on the penultimate edition of Tonight With Vincent Browne.


There was nothing but sparkling water left in Lidl – that’s no good for tea!

One man’s struggle to get bottled water after Drogheda was left without a water supply this week.

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We have to stop rewarding those who want to live selfishly. We need to reward those who are willing to chuck the idea of having two private cars and a garden outside their front door. Those willing to share their lives with others in dense urban areas should not be forced to put their lives on hold while those in their cars come careering in creating congestion. We cannot continue to screw it up for them – we can do much better.

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance, John Moran, said the right for children to build a house on their parents’ land in rural Ireland should not be an automatic given.

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We just want some peace with our son – no hospital, no lawyers, no courts, no media – just quality time with Charlie away from everything to say goodbye to him in the most loving way. Most people won’t ever have to go through what we have been through, we’ve had no control over our son’s life and no control over our son’s death.

A statement from Charlie Gard’s parents after they were told they could not bring their son home to pass away.

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It’s noticeable that the State who took this case against me and have put me through a form of torture for 20 years on-and-off, were not even represented in court today. There was nobody there, which is astonishing

Ian Bailey speaking outside the High Court after a judge refused to order his extradition to France.

They were vicious towards me, kicking me and trying to put the handle of my walking stick around my neck. I stopped them with my hand, pleading with them not to do it. I was knocked to the ground and left in a sitting position. I said to them, ‘I am dying, I am dying’, which made no difference to them.

Eva Sutton spoke to RTÉ News about the “savage” attack she experienced in her home in 2016. This week 25-year-old Michael Cash was sentenced for burglary, false imprisonment, and assault causing harm.

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I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, in an interview with The New Yorker.

He regretted speaking to The New Yorker.

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