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'She didn't throw him to the wolves, but she allowed them free rein': The week in quotes

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Common grave near Zvornik A common grave in Snagovo near Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Source: PA Images

That night old men and children were taken out and they never came back. Nobody knew what happened to those people. If you were family to someone they were interested in you were killed.

Suad Mujkić recalled the experience of living through the Srebrenica genocide. Bosnian army commander Ratko Mladic was this week found guilty of war crimes.

1916 Easter Rising commemoration Source: PA Images

The Taoiseach needs to address the Dáil today to explain how in the name of God he could have got it so wrong in his statement last week.

Labour TD Alan Kelly speaking on Tuesday as the latest whistleblower crisis to hit government started to escalate.

File image Motion of No Confidence Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald Source: Laura Hutton/

She may have not thrown him to the wolves but she allowed them free rein.

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s treatment of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

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Obviously a life means nothing to these people.

Alpha One patient John Hannon reacted angrily to the news that a fellow sufferer of the chronic lung condition died while waiting on vital medicine to be made available.

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We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat.

US President Donald Trump offered a political lifeline to the embattled Roy Moore, a would-be Alabama senator accused of preying on teenagers

MS sufferer in right-to-die bid Source: PA Images

She knew that she faced to likelihood of a prolonged and possibly painful death and she, as the strong-willed person she was, she was not prepared to let that happen. Marie didn’t want to die. Far from it. Marie wanted to live, she was never suicidal, but she didn’t want a bad death.

Right To Die campaigner Tom Curran told an Oireachtas committee about the attitude of his wife, Marie Fleming, towards assisted suicide, while stressing that there’s noting preventing lawmakers from enacting a law which would allow for the practice to be made legal.

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I think if I went to the Minister for Health and said, ‘I need a team of sexologists’, I think he’d say, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to deal with that’.

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell on the difficulties Ireland would face in attempting to adopt the Netherlands’ attitude to sex and abortion.

Ibrahim Halawa detention Source: PA Images

A lot of people stop me for selfies.

Ibrahim Halawa told The Last Word on Today FM about his changed life since being released from prison in Egypt.

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