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'I intentionally used the French pronunciation wifee': The week in quotes

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

IT WAS A week when there was a protest that wasn’t a protest outside Leinster House, George Hook revealed his erotic novel, and the pronunciation of wi-fi was up for discussion.

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

5/10/2013 Seanad Referendums Campaigns Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Social applause, globalised zoo, moribund existence, intellectual cul de sac,
Cyberspace capture, gotta get back on track.

A verse from one of former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s poems.

Mideast Egypt Israel Palestinians Norwegian Doctors Source: Associated Press

I call it an attack or an onslaught, not a conflict.

Veteran Norwegian medic Dr Mads Gilbert on working in Gaza last year during Protective Eagle.

7/7/2015 Garda - Leinster House. Pictured is a hea Source: Leah Farrell/

We could turn the Dail into a garrison so that this Government and the leading Opposition would feel what it is like to live in abnormal conditions

A post on a water protesters page after organising a fake protest at Leinster House.

barry-25-390x285-2 Source: Facebook

We just want to give him a decent burial. We have to get him back.

Ann Davis, on the search for her son Barry Davis after an accident in the sea off west Cork in which her husband Barry also died. Her son’s body has since been found.

jersey-11-2 Source: Deadspin

I’ve been an expert on baseball since five o’clock this evening. I haven’t a clue what’s going on but I’ll tell you what’s happening.

Two Irishmen who went along to a baseball game in Texas ended up on live television, and made quite the impression.

Source: RTERadio1/YouTube

One thing dominated his thinking since that first erection in the outside toilet of the tenement block he inhabited with four other families.

A line for George Hook’s upcoming erotic novel.

Greece Bailout Source: Associated Press

Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners’, for my… ‘absence’ from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned.

Gay Marriage Equality Referendums Source: Leah Farell/Photocall Ireland

I spoke about the dependence on ‘Wifi’ (English pronunciation) first, before I intentionally used the French pronouciation ‘wifee’ not expecting it in the least to cause a ripple! Quelle surprise!

Fidelma Healy-Eayes on WiffyGate.

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