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'Our family has been treated with abuse, we can’t grieve': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.
Aug 6th 2017, 6:30 PM 37,449 2

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It’s an abuse, our family has been treated with abuse. We can’t grieve. Grieving has been put on hold. A healthy 23-year-old went out and came home in a coffin. He was killed in his own country by a foreign national who was out on bail. Citizens of this country deserve a better standard of protection. The State failed to protect Shane.

The family of Sean O’Farrell, who died in a hit-and-run six years ago, said they are still seeking answers.

Brexit Source: PA Wire/PA Images

We have to do everything can to stop it happening, if we can.

Former taoiseach John Bruton told Morning Ireland that action needs to be taken on Brexit.

Inauguration Day Source: PA Images

I reached out personally to Lieutenant Taylor Miller, who was featured on the cover of The Washington Post last week. Taylor’s family has disowned her. Her family is the United States Coast Guard. And I told Taylor, ‘I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.’ So that is the commitment to our people right now.

Admiral Paul Zukunft, head of the US Coast Guard (above, centre), on what he told a young lieutenant who had undergone gender reassignment surgery and was worried about Trump’s tweets that transgender troops would not be allowed “to serve in any capacity” in the military.

david-gavin-2 Source: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Innocently, some of them walked over to a bridge that overlooked this beautiful place. It was at a height that David was comfortable with. He had often jumped from higher heights before and there was no sign of danger. David was the first to jump but something went wrong. He hit the water, resurfaced, and then disappeared. His friends responded immediately but were unable to save him. What went wrong, we don’t know, and we will never know unless David is found.

Local priest Fr John McCormack speaking at a memorial service for David Gavin, who went missing after a dive into a lake in Canada.

I am the author of that article, I am the author of my own misfortunes, I am the master of my soul.

Journalist Kevin Myers spoke to Today with Sean O’Rourke about his controversial Sunday Times column was criticised – and admitted that he deserved to be fired.

Angelina Jolie urges schoolchild to fight for 'universal human rights' Source: PA Wire/PA Images

I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario. The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting.

Angelina Jolie says accounts of her casting process for children to appear in her film First They Killed My Father are false and upsetting.

US President Donald Trump after another top official, this time communications director Anthony Scaramucci, quit.

DC: Anthony Scaramucci's First Day Source: PA Images

No more threats about leaking and internal game playing  –  anyone who takes actions that do not serve the President will be dismissed  –  period. We will eliminate the bad eggs and send a powerful message to the remaining staff that well-intentioned mistakes are acceptable, but misconduct is not.

Scaramucci’s plans were revealed in leaked documents.

Inmate Escape Alabama Source: Walter County Sheriff's Office via AP

It may sound crazy, but these people are crazy like a fox.

Sheriff James Underwood on a dozen inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail by using peanut butter to change the numbers above a door and trick a new employee into opening another door that led outside

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