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'I felt like I was terrorist, a criminal': The week in quotes

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

Mayor of Naas racism allegations Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

If I put my children in a small boat without life-jackets and tried to set sail to a nearby island I would be rightly called an idiot.

Fine Gael councillor Darren Scully sparked controversy with a letter in the Sunday Times.

I felt like I was a criminal, I felt like I was a terrorist.

Ahmed Mohamed on being arrested for bringing a clock into class.

Source: Anam Cara/YouTube

It certainly made us stronger and it did ultimately bind us stronger together, but in the beginning it rips you apart.

The words of one parent who appeared in a video discussing their own experience of losing a child

16/9/2015. Cabinet Meetings Source: Sam Boal/

The money of Irish taxpayers is going to national organisations so that they can tell us when we can go to the toilet, when we can eat, when we can sleep, what we can dream of…we want those choices to be our choices.

Disabilities campaigner Martin Naughton (right), who with others protested outside Leinster House this week.

GOP 2016 Trump Source: Associated Press

We’re going to be looking at that and plenty of other things.

Donald Trump’s response to a question from a member of the public on ‘when we can get rid of Muslims’.


He denied any ongoing thoughts of suicide or self harm. He denied any active thoughts of suicide. He expressed remorse over the overdose. He said it was because he felt he needed something… to ‘get a buzz’.

Dr Adam Emechebe at the inquest into the death of Glen Murphy McNally, who was found dead two days after being discharged from hospital.

Source: Video

You never say never in politics. I didn’t actually envisage myself running for the general election after the 2011 defeat, but it’s kind of in the blood and it’s a bug that you can’t kill, but hopefully I’ll be able to kill the bug eventually.

Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor Seán Haughey, son of Charles Haughey, on getting back into politics.

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