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'These llamas are the Romeo and Juliet of our generation': The week in quotes

“I had never had a politician in our house … I certainly never had a minister in my house.”

IT WAS A week when cardiology services in Waterford came under scrutiny, David McWilliams recalled the bank guarantee, and new reports on Jimmy Savile were released.

All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes:

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I went home, and within an hour and a half I got a call to come back. By the time I got there, he was dead.

Rita Doherty, widow of Andrew Doherty, revealed details of the care provided to her husband at University Hospital Waterford.

Nick Leeson Rogue Traders Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

It is impossible to distance myself from the embarrassment that still is the over­riding memory of that period. I wanted to be successful but will always be remembered for my biggest failure.

Nick Leeson, the former ‘rogue’ trader, wrote of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

David McWilliams Banking Inquires Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It was well after midnight; I had never had a politician in our house … I certainly never had a minister in my house. We kind of had a little panic where my wife said you’d better go and buy some biscuits, so I found myself at Centra in Ballybrack buying some digestive biscuits and some milk.

Economist David McWilliams (pictured) on the night former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan paid him a visit.

28/9/2010. Ryan Tubridy Talking to the media Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

I was on a mission of self destruction borne out of the pain of living, yet by chance the radio was on Tubridy and on comes John Connell …that interview saved my life.

An anonymous caller told Ryan Tubridy (pictured) of how he was planning to take his own life, but stopped when he heard an interview on the Tubridy’s show.

Savile sex abuse investigation Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

He was smoking a cigar and smelt strongly of cigars and body odour.

A victim of Jimmy Saville (pictured) described the abuse they suffered.

Smart Lotto APP. Taoiseach and Fine Gael Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Very much so.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s response to questions on whether he is worth his €185,000 salary.

Missing schoolgirls Source: Laura Lean

Syria is a dangerous place and we don’t want you to go there. Get in touch with the police and they will help to bring you home.

The family of Shamima Begum, one of London schoolgirls believed to have fled to join Islamic State.

Tweet by @Philip Boucher-Hayes Source: Philip Boucher-Hayes/Twitter

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Sunshine, put it down. Put it down. Just put it down.

RTÉ’s Philip Boucher-Hayes stepped in to stop a (fake) robbery.

Source: UCD - University College Dublin/YouTube

Growing up in that church I heard from a very, very early age that homosexuality was sin next to the crime of murder. Se from the age of 3, 4, 5, 6, – when I was just a little kid, three foot tall – I knew that I was right down there with all the sinners and the murderers and the rapists. It was very scary.

Dustin Lane, activist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, spoke to UCD’s Law Society about growing up as a member of the Mormon Church in Texas, when being gay was still illegal in the US.

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Source: BBC News/YouTube

The only people I do have problems with are negroes, and I don’t know why. I don’t know whether there’s something in my psyche, of whether if it’s karma from a previous life, or whether something happened to me as a very young person and I’ve drawn a veil over it, because that sometimes happens, doesn’t it? But I really do have a problem with people with negro features.

The words of a former UKIP councillor, Rozanne Duncna, who was fired for her comments in a BBC documentary this week.

File Photo Derek Byrne is on Hunger Strike. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

We are winning this campaign. You would not be in prison if we were not winning. We need you all to come out of jail strong and healthy, so that we can continue together on the road to victory. We are therefore appealing to you to stop refusing sustenance, and to concentrate on building up your strength.

A statement released on behalf of families of the jailed water charge protesters called for them to end their hunger strike.

Buzzfeed on the infamous llama chase.

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