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'No family should be living in a shed': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.
Jul 22nd 2018, 7:00 PM 12,345 8

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When you’re a child dealing with disability, it’s fine, it’s only when you start getting into your teenage years that you start seeing something different.

Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm – she spoke about her experience for the IFA’s Farm Safety Week.

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No family should be living in a shed.

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin on plans to alleviate the housing crisis by accommodating families in log cabins.

Xinhua Headlines: Trump-Putin meeting: warm words, few results Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

I have President Putin, he just said it is not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.

US President Donald Trump on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, on Monday

The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t, or why it wouldn’t be Russia’ instead of ‘why it would’.

Trump again, on Tuesday.


It is to my constituents, who have sent me here since 2010, that I make the profoundest of all apologies.

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr made an emotional apology in the House of Commons over his failure to declare benefits he received from the Sri Lankan government.

Danny Morrissey celebrates scoring a goal with Cian Coleman and Eoin Wearen Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

The message we’re trying to get out is ‘we can’t allow this thing to become the norm’. At some stage, there’s got to be a stop to it. No players should be going into a season, in January or February, wondering when things are going to dry up or when the problems are going to start occurring, whether it’s going to be May, July or August. It shouldn’t happen at any stage. So I think players shouldn’t accept it, fans shouldn’t accept it, clubs shouldn’t accept it.

Midfielder Eoin Wearen discusseed with Limerick’s recent financial problems and the players’ threat of strike action.

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I think that’s a wee bit of nonsense.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill hit back over criticisms the refusal of Sinn Féin MPs to sit in Westminster.


It just shows that, especially in Brú ba Bóinn and across Ireland, there is so much underneath our feet that we don’t know about

Archaeologist Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin on new discoveries around Newgrange.

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