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'The Irish are just making trouble because they lost, it’s a bit petty isn’t it, really?': The week in quotes

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

Prince Harry engagement Source: PA Images

It’s not easy for anybody. But at the end of the day she chooses me and I chose her and whatever we have to tackle together or individually, we’ll always be together as a team.

Prince Harry on his life with actress Meghan Markle. The couple’s engagement was announced this week.

Nicole Owens Source: INPHO

I’ve always been quite open about the fact that I’ve suffered from depression for pretty much the whole time I’ve been playing for Dublin. All the girls were brilliant, Mick [Bohan, team coach] was brilliant. Some days I talk to Mick more than I talk to my Mam. We always joke that he must have a serious phone bill because Mick rings everyone a few times a week just to check in. Things like that, knowing that people have your back and that you’re valued within the team more than just as a player on the pitch, but as a person, that’s massive.

All-Ireland winning footballer Nicole Owens opened up about her battle with depression.

Capture Source: Oireachtas TV

These events have reminded us of some of the ways in which Maurice McCabe was undermined when he shone a light into some very dark places. As Taoiseach, I am determined to shine the brightest of lights into the darkest of places so that we arrive at the truth and have true accountability. I continue to believe that the Tánaiste acted throughout in a way that was appropriate, but these are matters that will now be investigated and adjudicated on by a tribunal.

How Taoiseach Leo Varadkar concluded his announcement that Frances Fitzgerald was stepping down as Tánaiste.

New Tanaiste 227_90530743 Source: Sam Boal

Appointing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, as Tánaiste will enhance his role in the Brexit negotiations currently underway and will make it easier for him to coordinate the work of other departments with respect of Brexit.

Leo Varadkar’s announced his leadership rival Simon Coveney as Tánaiste following Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation.

PETER CHARLETON  758A3930_90516733_90530786 Supreme Court Judge Peter Charleton looks out a window at the assembled media for the first day of public hearing at the Disclosures Tribunal. Source: Eamonn Farrell/

All of the allegations of Garda Keith Harrison and Marisa Simms examined by the tribunal are entirely without any validity. They have claimed to have been the victims of a malicious procession of events. That is not so.

Justice Peter Charleton gives makes his judgement with regard to allegations made by Garda Keith Harrison.

trump Source: PA

Don’t focus on me. Focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine.

Trump responds to May’s criticism of the US president retweeting a far-right group’s tweet.

beret Source: Channel 4 News

The Irish are just making trouble because they lost. It’s a bit petty isn’t it, really? Yeah, the ‘Southern Irish’ just have to lump it basically. You can’t always have what you want in life.

This woman became the centre of many an internet meme when she was interviewed on Channel 4 News about the stuttering Brexit border negotiations.

paisley Ian Paisley Jnr Source: PA Images

We’re leaving the EU and Ireland would be better off leaving with us


Ian Paisley Jnr decided to dip his toe into the Brexit negotiations and said Ireland should forget all this hassle and just leave the EU as well to make everything handier for the North and Theresa May. 

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