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'If she went into a home it would break my heart': The week in quotes

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


I wouldn’t put her in a home. I love her too much. If she went into a home it would break my heart

Jack Brennan, is almost 85 years old, on caring for his wife Bernie at their home in Roscommon.


There are many cases of people missing for five, ten, twenty, thirty, forty and as we heard here today, 70 years, with little or no progress being made – all because of a hit and miss practice of investigation due, in the main, to lack of resources. When times pass in a missing case, that is probably left to the determination of a single guard – that is if he or she is left in that area.

The words of Michael Jacob, father of missing woman Deidre Jacob, speaking on National Missing Persons Day.

Michael Portillo, journalist and former UK politician, on Brexit and the border negotiations this week.

Sky News presenter Adam Boulton came under fire for his take on the reaction to his interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

Trump Source: PA Wire

Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.

Donald Trump announced the controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that sparked tensions in the region.

President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in Germany Source: PA Images

These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said the US could no longer play the role of peace broker after Trump’s decision.

Theresa May's first year as Prime Minister Source: PA Wire

A bunch of jellyfish masquerading as a cabinet.

Jeremy Corbyn’s description of Theresa May’s frontbench.

File Photo The majority of people in Ireland believe the government isn't doing enough to solve the housing crisis File photo. Source: Leon Farrell via

I have been in some low places where you do feel like you have nobody, loneliest person on earth like. Homelessness as well has a big part to play in it. You wake up in the mornings and you’re on your own. God, I hate it, hate it. You feel like your family doesn’t want ye, and nobody else wants you either, ye know? It takes its toll on your brain like, it really does like, wears you out.

One man’s experience of being homeless in Dublin, told to the Simon Community.

PastedImage-78605 Source: Campaign Leaflet

I said what I said at the meeting and that’s it.

Leitrim county councillor Des Guckian’s reaction to being asked about his repeated use of the n-word at a local meeting.

Source: ABC News (Australia)/YouTube

In my first speech, I defined our bond by the ring that sits on both of our left hands – that they are the answer to the questions we cannot ask. So there is only one thing left to do: Ryan Patrick Bolger will you marry me?

Australian MP Tim Wilson proposed to his partner in parliament.

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