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Massive bailouts and going to the gym: The week in quotes

“Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen, and that is a war crime.”

IT WAS A week when the Russia annexed Crimea.

An EU banking union agreement aimed to avoid bailouts, and controversy surrounded the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York.

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


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I sent inappropriate messages via Facebook. This included inadvertently sending one to a 17 year old woman. To the best of my knowledge I have never met this woman and the message was sent while under the influence of alcohol.

Independent TD Patrick Nutly resigned.


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Christy Brown was an amazing individual who overcame great personal difficulties, to become one of Ireland’s best known authors and painters

Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan praised Christy Brown. The archive of the author and painter was bought at auction by the National Library of Ireland and the Little Museum of Dublin earlier this week.

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I should’ve gone to the gym.

Sky news anchor Kay Burley’s exclamation while running up an escalator in Malaysia live on air.

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He has seen 39,432 players over a total of 5,097,031 times.

Bill O’Herlihy fell for a fake statistic, published on The Guardian’s satricial transfer gossip column.


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I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way.

The words of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger after his girlfriend and fashion designer L’Wren Scott took her own life.


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We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade [...] We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy.

Guinness pulled its sponsorship of the New York St Patrick’s Day parade at the last minute.

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Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian military servicemen, and that is a war crime.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk broke the news that some of the first shots in the Crimean crisis had been fired, and soldiers injured.


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Together with the reforms to the financial sector for all 28 countries, the completed banking union will put an end to the era of massive bailouts.

Financial services commissioner Michel Barnier’s announcement after the EU reached agreement on a new regulatory system designed to prevent a failing bank from wrecking the economy.


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The people are dirty, uncouth and lazy. They have brains enough for roguery, but are ignorant of arts and the more subtle craftsmanship.

The words of a German traveller in Ireland (although not from this week – this quote is taken a diary of his visit to Ireland in 1591).

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