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'I looked up to you more than you can imagine, the King of Tomfoolery': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

IT WAS A week when the Irish students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse were laid to rest, we heard more bailout secrets, and there were calls for the regulation of ‘twatters’.

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

Clodagh Cogley, a survivor of the Berkeley balcony


Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, posted an inspirational message on Facebook.

Funeral - Niccolai Schuster. Pictured Source: Photocall Ireland

I looked up to you more than you can imagine, the King of Tomfoolery.

Alexei Schuster spoke of the funeral of his older brother, Niccolai, who died in the balcony collapse.

The Funeral Mass for Eoghan Culligan tak Source: Photocall Ireland

We’ve lost a beacon that will never again shine, our hearts broken. However, our love will remain intact until the day we die.

Marie and Gerry, mother and father of Eoghan Culligan, who was also laid to rest this week.

Central Bank Annual Reports Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

I thought maybe I could say on the radio ‘Look, we have loads of money in central banks. We can provide money to these banks. You don’t need to be taking your money out, your money is perfectly safe.’

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan on THAT infamous Morning Ireland interview in 2010.

Minister Bruton at the press conferenc Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

You can’t stand with your finger in the dam and stop change in those sectors.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton on potential job losses from EU-US free trade deal.

Source: PaulMurphySP/YouTube

He said, “Tighten the noose. Don’t give them any more money. Demand their humiliation.” Is that the Government position? He stabbed the Greek people in the chest and, in so doing, he stabbed the Irish people in the back.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy accused Finance Minister Michael Noonan of abandoning the Greek people during the country’s “economic and humanitarian crisis”.

Comedian Ricky Gervais called for an end to China’s dog meat festival.

image2-15 Source: 98FM

He is a very, very kind human being and he has a lot of talents. He’s highly intelligent and I believe he has a whole future ahead of him to live, and I certainly would like to spend my life with him if that’s possible.

Victoria Andreenkova, the woman who says she’s Graham Dwyer’s girlfriend, said she would like to “spend her life with him”.

New Garda oversight powers planned Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

I am informed by the Garda authorities that, following the examination by An Garda Síochána of the report of the Moriarty Tribunal, the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions was sought with a view to determining whether or not a full Garda investigation should be commenced. As this process is ongoing it would not be appropriate for me to comment in further detail at this time.

The same response given to TDs asking about a garda investigation into the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal for three years.

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Up to this morning I was the longest serving public representative in the whole of county Cork and basically I was stabbed in the back.

Kieran McCarthy (left), one of two Sinn Féin councillors expelled or suspended from the party this week.

Source: Video

There is an old adage there that if there’s too many tweets the person, the tweeter, becomes a twat.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath was not happy with the behaviour of some Government ministers on Twitter in the past week.

newstalk-dog1 Source: Newstalk

You sold my dog?

The shock was clear in Chris Donoghue’s voice after Ivan Yates revealed live on air that he had sold the beloved Newstalk Breakfast greyhound.

Streets Of Dublin - On A Really Wet Day Source: infomatique via Flickr/Creative Commons

Seeing that rocking horse being thrown out the window was quite surreal.

Craig MacDougall on coming to the rescue of a woman hit by a falling rocking horse in Temple Bar.

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