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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

'He has incredible genes and that's the way God made him': The week in quotes

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


I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.

US President Donald Trump on how much of a racist he is.


He has incredible genes and that’s the way God made him.

White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, on Trump’s health.

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This is a highly respectable family.

The words of the mother of David Turpin, who was arrested along with his wife Louise after allegedly keeping their 13 in captivity. She was speaking to CNN.

Dolores O'Riordan Source: PA Images

Today, we remember that voice. The voice that sold 40 million albums. The voice that sang to the Pope. The voice that played Madison Square Gardens many times over. To paraphrase their debut album, everybody else didn’t do it. She did.

DJ Will Leahy on the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan.

File Photo: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar criticizes the managment of Templemore while talking on the Marian Finucane radio show today. End. Source:

With hindsight, perhaps I should have contacted the commissioner and said ‘you really need to think about this’.

Ken Ruane, the head of legal affairs with the gardaí, speaking at the Disclosures Tribunal.

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My fear is that I might literally bump into him. He might turn up and I might meet him at the grave… He’d be a foolish man to turn up in Ballinkillen again. I know a life sentence continues. But not all life sentences are served. I’ve got a life sentence. I can’t get early release.

Kathleen Chada. whose sons Eoghan and Ruairi were killed by their father Sanjeev in July 2013, called for tougher life sentences.

Tayto Park amusement park accident Source: PA Images

Unfortunately, death is inevitable, for creatures great and small and despite our best efforts, so it was at Tayto Park.

A statement from Tayto Park after the release of its figures for animal deaths in 2016 was delayed.

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Had I been conscious of the connection to the terrible atrocity at Kingsmill I would certainly not have posted that tweet. I genuinely did not make that connection, not for a second did I make that connection in my mind. Kingsmill was wrong, unjustifiable and sectarian. It should never have happened.

Former Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff o resigning after he posted a video dancing with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre.


It’s 25 minutes in the day when I eat my dinner, put my phone away and just relax after work. It also feels like it’s a shot of vitamin D in the poxy Irish winter, which I crave.

Home and Away fan Louise Keegan on the iconic television series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this week.

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