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'I wanted to do some damage to him, but she begged me not to': The week in quotes

“She had two black eyes and bits of her hair were missing.”

IT WAS A week when the body of missing student Karen Buckley was found, the Kilkenny bridge saga came to an end, and Sue Perkins took a break from Twitter following abuse.

All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes:

Source: PoliceScotland/YouTube

We love her to bits and we are devastated.

The parents of Karen Buckley during their emotional appeal earlier this week.

April Jones funeral Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

It started out like every other day. We actually did a bit of Christmas shopping down the road from us, came back and April had done really well on her school report. She’d gone swimming with her friends and come back and we let her out for an extra 15 minutes. It just escalated from there.

The parents April Jones spoke to 2FM about the day their daughter disappeared.


She had two black eyes and bits of her hair were missing. I wanted to do some damage to him, but she begged me not to.

Pat Staunton, father of Sara Staunton who was killed by her boyfriend in a drink-fuelled row, spoke to RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke about his daughter.

Source: Video

I lost the rag and shouted across the chamber at her just to wake her up a little to the realities of what is happening out there on teh streets when you’re a recovery drunk addict and you’re being forced back into hostels where drug abuse is common.

Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien spoke about confront Tánaiste Joan Burton over the Government’s response to drug abuse.

Kilkenny bridge proposals Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Good day for everyone…the Council is happy, Chris O’ Keeffe is happy, Save Kilkenny is happy, the people of Kilkenny have been saved more unnecessary cost and above all the River Nore is happy.

Margaret O’Brien from the Save Kilkenny group said, well, everyone was happy with the conclusion of the long-running legal battle over a new bridge in Kilkenny.

TV presenter and comedian Sue Perkins said she is taking a break from Twitter after receiving death threats following rumours linking her to Top Gear.

Tuam Single Mothers and Babies Homes Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

These children need to be remembered. An injustice has been done to them and this needs to be rectified.

Historian Catherine Corless, who first revealed details of the 800 babies buried at the Tuam mother and baby home, on the legacy of uncovering the story.

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