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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# say that again
'The neighbours knew, everybody knew - you really feel cheated': The week in quotes
Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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I was not thinking of anything. I went straight up.

Mamoudou Gassama on scaling a building in Paris to rescue a four-year-old child who was dangling from a balcony. The undocumented Malian migrant received French citizenship as a reward.

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I’m sorry, but there was no other way of doing it.

Ukrainian journalist Arkady Babchenko on faking his own death in order to foil an alleged plot on his life by Moscow’s security services.

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When Savita passed away I was still a teenager and I was probably pro-life before that, I’d never really thought about it before and thought [abortion] wasn’t needed. Art is a good way to show what you believe in.

Street artist Aches on the inspiration behind his mural of Savita Halappanavar. People left hundreds of messages at the artwork.

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I didn’t know anything. My mother had told my sisters when they were teenagers. The neighbours knew, everybody knew. You really feel cheated.

Theresa Hiney Tinggal was 48-years-old when a family member told her that she was adopted. She was speaking after it was revealed that at least 126 people were incorrectly registered at birth between the years 1946 and 1969 by St Patrick’s Guild adoption society.

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Once we start singing them, the words come back.

Former minister for justice Nora Owen on her husband’s battle with dementia.

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We come across kids who are exhausted because they are travelling from one side of the city to the other to maintain themselves in school. We come across kids whose developmental possibilities have been delayed; we’ve even had situations where toilet training has been almost impossible; where kids have never had the space to crawl within the home.

Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos, on the challenges faced by children living in emergency accommodation.

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I was a compulsive liar and I was, obviously, a thief and I was doing everything I could to con people to try and get the cash for me to gamble… I had no conscience. I didn’t care. I had no respect for myself I had no respect for anybody.

Galway hurler Davy Glennon opened up on his recovery from a chronic gambling addiction.

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A boulder has been pushed up a hill for decades and no one here was behind it.

This speech by Clare Daly was met with applause in the Dáil.

British journalist Rachel Johnson apologised for praising Sky News presenters for speaking in English during their coverage of last weekend’s referendum result.

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