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'The police might accuse us of attacking with our penis or buttock': The week in quotes

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

Source: TV3 Ireland/YouTube

I’m not saying it because I think the Mná na hÉireann would like it, or because Fine Gael would like it, or because, you know, Matt Cooper or anybody else. I say it because I believe it.

George Hook launched a strong defence of his controversial views.

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He had eight children and he was loved by us all and he didn’t want to die on his own. And this poor person was the last friend he had.

Ingrid Murphy, the daughter of a man who died of a heart attack on a Dublin street, made emotional contact with the man who cared for him when he died after she contacted RTÉ’s Liveline.

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Men usually ask me: ‘Why are you building muscles? You’re a girl. Why are you ruining your body?’ But I am not. I love my body and this is why I do lifting. Society has put in their heads that a woman should not have muscles.

Bodybuilder Shaza Jamil on the stereotypes she faces.

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We better watch out as one day police might accuse us of attacking with our penis or buttock.

A topless male activist wearing a black bra told the crowd in Hong Kong protesting after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

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Victory Outreach does not endorse homosexuality or lesbianism; we consider both to be immoral and contrary to biblical teaching.
Evangelical Christian ministry Victory Outreach International came to Dublin with this message.

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He said in that moment that I approached him, he was just about to jump, and those few words saved his life. That they’re still ringing in his head every day.’Are you okay?’

Jamie Harrington’s story of how he saved a man’s life on a bridge in Dublin was shared on the Humans of Dublin Facebook page.

1/7/2015 Blackstone LaunchPad Source: Mark Stedman/

Let the gays go to England and stay there if they want to get married.

One letter received by Taoiseach Enda Kenny ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum, revealed following a Freedom of Information request.

Source: Dónal Sharpson/YouTube

He’s sitting on my floor as we speak, deflated. He’s gasping. He has been waiting now for almost 18 hours and not even on a trolley.

Gerry Frawley from Bounce Ireland helped repair the giant inflatable minion that caused chaos in Santry.

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