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'This is our life sentence, for us there is no parole': The week in quotes

“We also have many unanswered questions which we will have to carry with us for the rest of our lives.”

IT WAS A week when Siteserv dominated the headlines, Graham Dwyer was sentenced, and Dublin Bikes celebrated another milestone.

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

Source: Sky News/YouTube

To send them back is another way of killing them.

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Cabinet Meetings on Water Campaigns Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Minister stated that given his accountability to the Oireachtas he was very uneasy with the relationship as it stood and he was seeking explanations on a number of specific issues. The Minister also noted that his confidence was ‘wearing quite thin’ at this stage.

Details of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan’s grievances with IBRC were revealed.

Childrens Rights Referendums Campaigns Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Once on a trip to Amsterdam as a young student.

The newly appointed Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he inhaled.

Source: Associated Press/YouTube

I realise there are no words that can ever equal their loss. I know that there is nothing I could ever say or do to ease their heartache. As president, and as commander-in-chief, I take full responsibility for all our counter-terrorism operations, including the one that inadvertently took the lives of Warren and Giovanni.

US President Barack Obama accepted responsibility for the deaths of two American and Italian civilians in a CIA drone strike three months ago.

Get On Your Bike Source: informatique

I was quite sceptical. I just didn’t think Dublin was quite ready, and I didn’t think the Dublin population would embrace the concept.

Dublin city manager OWen Keegan revealed he wasn’t so sure on the whole Dublin Bikes thing at first.

Creative Economy on U.S - Irish Relati Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Government have nothing to hide here, at all.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the Siteserv deal.

Pictured at the murder trial of south Du Elaine O'Hara's father, Frank O'Hara and her sister Anne Charles. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

This is OUR life sentence. For us there is no parole.

The final words of the victim impact statement from the family of Elaine O’Hara.

pa-7998801 File photo Source: PA

I’m not accepting that I punched the patient. But I am saying that I manually reduced the fracture because he was not fit for surgery.

Professor Ninian Peckitt defended his actions after he was struck off the register, accused of ‘punching’ a patient.

Dara Calleary Dail Scenes Source: Photocall Ireland

Internal wrangling will not create one extra job, internal wrangling will not create one extra childcare place, internal wrangling will not take one extra person out of the poverty trap – that’s what we’re here to do.

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary on the, you guessed it, internal wrangling in his party.

Mothers And Fathers Matter - Launch No Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

This is political policing, and the sort of thing you might see in some banana republic country.

Keith Mills of the Mother and Father Alliance on a guard taking part in a Yes photocall.

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