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'They've gone without food, without heat in their home': The week in quotes

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

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I was not fully informed about the vaccination programme and I can see now how HPV vaccines can contribute greatly to lowering the rate of cervical cancer. As I have learnt, possession of full information is paramount on this vital health issue.

Alphonsus Cullinan, the Catholic bishop who suggested the HPV vaccine was “70% safe”, apologised for his remarks.

Las Vegas Shooting Source: PA Images

We were walking towards the Mandalay Bay when I heard this ‘pop-pop-pop’ sound and I was like, ‘what the hell is that?’. Then we heard it again and again and people started screaming and running and shouting, ‘There’s a shooter! There’s a shooter!’.

Irish woman Jen was just a mile away from Monday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, and spoke about what she saw.

Week That Was from Latin America Photo Gallery Source: PA Images

I hate to tell you Puerto Rico but you threw our budget a little out of whack, but that’s fine.

US president Donald Trump on humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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Our politicians have been given the power to save lives… You cannot condone a drink-driver taking the lives of our children.

Donna Price, whose son died in a crash on the roads while on his way to college in 2006, called for the government to take more action to prevent road deaths.

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They’ve gone to credit unions and banks to support the care of those two children. They’ve gone without food, without heat in their home, without holidays. The children of that family are suffering to this day.

Oireachtas finance commmitee chair John McGuinness spoke to Ulster Bank bosses about the hardship faced by families affected the tracker mortgage scandal.

Dublin: Bob Geldof meets the Trinity Law Society Source: PA Images

Insults them all. Took the greatest prize that humans can give one another. And then becomes one of the great ethnic cleansers of our planet. It’s a disgrace. I am sick of these leaders. I am sick of Putin. I’m sick of Xi Jinping. I’m sick of Trump. I’m sick of Erdogan. I loathe these people. I despise them. How dare they behave in the manner they behave.

Bob Geldof took aim at world leaders and Aung San Suu-Kyi.

King Felipe's Address To The Nation - Madrid Source: Almagro/ABACA

He did not say a word about the people who were injured… I have never been pro-independence, my parents are from Andalucia. But now I am more for independence than anyone, thanks to people like that.

Domingo Gutierrez, a 61-year-old trucker, while watching Spanish King Felipe’s speech on the plans by Catalonia to declare independence.

Spain: Demonstrations Against Police Attack to Catalonia's Referendum Source: PA Images

The government of Catalonia is pushing the population to the abyss and inciting rebellion in the streets.

Spain’s Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido on the violent scenes witnessed in Barcelona.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar SIgns Book of COndolences for Liam Cosgrave Source: PA Images

I can imagine if you saw someone walking towards you with a Repeal tote bag around their neck it might not be the first thing you consider doing is walking over so… I’m not sure I walked away.

Leo Varadkar and LCD Soundsystem became embroiled in a row after the band made their views on abortion known to the Taoiseach when he went backstage – guitarist Al Doyle tweeted that Varadkar walked away from him.

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