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'I believe that the people in the UK - Scotland, Ireland - like me a lot': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.
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Donald Trump visit to UK Source: PA Wire/PA Images

I believe that the people in the UK – Scotland, Ireland, as you know I have property in Ireland, I have property all over — I think that those people they like me a lot and they agree with me on immigration.

Donald Trump on the United Kingdom.

File Photo CHILDREN’S MINISTER Katherine Zappone has apologised to survivors of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway after “highly confidential information” about the site was leaked to the media. In a statement issued this morning, Za Source: Laura Hutton/

Why downplay in this way a situation where at least ten women, and hundreds of babies and children up to about the age of three mostly, with more up to the age of 9, are missing, either because they are trafficked or because they are dead and concealed in a sewage tank?

Adrienne Corless on delays in excavating the Tuam babies site.

Battle of the Boyne commemorations Source: PA Images

This cannot continue. This must end now.

PSNI Superintendent Gordon McCalmont on violence in Derry this week.

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Before Focus Ireland came into my life I faced closed doors, now the only closed door I face is my own when I get off the bus every evening. And I tell you it is great to have a home. I can plan for the future, not just the day to day.

Alex McGrath, who received help from Focus Ireland after his landlord increased his rent and he became homeless five years ago.

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This is a once in a lifetime kind of thing.

Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, who found a large henge close to Newgrange thanks to a drone and drought conditions.

Kieran McGeeney Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

I played against a lot of these fellas and they were fucking useless back then and they’re still fucking useless.

Armagh football manager Kieran McGeeney blasted critics of his side – many of whom he says he has played against.

Heathrow expansion Source: PA Images

We are truly headed for the status of colony.

Boris Johnson, who resigned as the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary this week, on Brexit.

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Thailand cave rescue Source: PA Images

We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what.

The Thai Navy Seals on the extraordinary rescue of 12 children and their football coach from a cave in Thailand.

File Photo Michael D Higgins to seek second term as president . End. Source: Sam Boal/

Since my inauguration in 2011, I have sought to reflect the concerns of the Irish people, as well as celebrating their achievements. I have taken the opportunity too of addressing some of the long-term and deep structural issues within Irish society. It is therefore in a full understanding and consideration of all the requirements of the role, that I will be offering myself as a candidate to serve and represent the Irish people. I believe there are good foundations for the further development of the Office of President and that the experience I brought to, and have gained within the role, could be of particular value as we enter a period of great challenge and possibility, at home and abroad.

Michael D Higgins on his decision to run for a second term as President.


If you look at U2 or somebody like that, they’re an international band at this stage. They kind of belong to the world, they don’t belong to Ireland anymore. Where we still belong to Ireland, you know? I think that might be what it is

Christy Dignam on Aslan’s unique spot in Irish music.

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