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'The Taoiseach has no choice': The week in quotes

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

ULSTER IMC Source: Paul Faith/PA

PIRA members believe that the PAC oversees both PIRA and Sinn Féin with an overarching strategy.

The line from a report into paramilitary activities in Northern Ireland that sparked a storm of controversy.

Belgium EU Financial Crisis Source: AP/Press Association Images

I honestly can’t make up mind whether or not I’m being told lies, or that people just genuinely don’t know how bad the situation is.

What former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Dempsey claims to have been told by his colleague Brian Lenihan when asked about the banking crisis in 2010.

North Korea Koreas Divided Families Source: Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via AP

Let’s meet again in the afterlife.

Oh In Se to his 85-year-old wife, Lee Soon-kyu, during a brief reunion as couples split between North and South Korea get to meet briefly.

Garda Tony Golden funeral Source: PA Wire/PA Images

The governor told me, it looks like this weekend, a few years ago, you’ll have to put the army around the banks and around the ATM machines, and introduce capital controls like they had in Cyprus. So we’ve pulled back from that brink.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny claimed that during the crisis he was being warned by the Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan that the government might have to introduce capital controls and call in security forces to protect banks and ATMs.

French Road Crash Source: AP/Press Association Images

We are plunged into sadness due to this drama.

French president Francois Hollande on the death of 43 people in a bus crash.

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It’s so cold and you have to get off the streets. There’s no home to go and sit in and keep warm. You’ve to pay to go to the like of McDonalds or Subway or somewhere to just sit in to stay dry.

Anthony Brophy on sleeping rough in Dublin.

Dublin travellers halting site fire funerals Source: Philip Fitzpatrick/PA

This time of waiting is over, the time of grieving, a tsunami of grief, is only just begun.

Fr Derek Farrell at the funeral mass of victims of the Carrickmines blaze.

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I believe the Taoiseach has no choice. He should do so in the name of justice and fairness and decency.

Fine Gael’s John Perry on his ongoing row over being added to the Sligo-North Leitrim ticket.

Seanad referendum Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other, what’s the problem with that.

Independent senator David Norris caught headlines with his comments on incest. He later clarified the remarks to say he doesn’t support incest, but the situation cited wouldn’t bother him.

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