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'I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I am equal, but that's not the reality': The week in quotes

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

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If this God for which you kill blindly made us in his own image, each bullet in my wife’s body would have been a wound in his heart.

Antoine Leiris, who lost his wife Helene in the attack on the Bataclan theatre

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So either they are dumping the mackerel at sea, which is illegal, or they are processing them on board and keeping them, which is also illegal.

Independent TD Thomas Pringle raised concerns about supertrawler Margiris, currently off Donegal.

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Christmas is approaching. There will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes… It’s all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path.

Pope Francis seems to be dreading Christmas.


Anybody that gets into a car with nine pints in them, I’m sorry but they do have the intention of doing harm.

Gillian Treacy, mother of four-year-old Ciarán Treacy who was killed by a drunk driver, spoke about drink driving.

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France is at war.

French president Francois Hollande in his address to the nation’s parliament at Versailles.

2/9/2015 Enda Kenny Source: Mark Stedman/

These attacks must be seen for what they are – an attack on the fundamental values that are held dear, not only in France but in Ireland, throughout Europe and in the democratic world.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the terror attacks in Paris.

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I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.

A gay priest in Northern Ireland spoke out about his struggle to keep his sexuality a secret.

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My son who had run upstairs, one of the guys caught him just as he was getting into the bathroom and he got a belt into the jaw, so he was assaulted. That’s not something he forgets too easily.

Gerry Garvey from Pallasgreen in Co Limerick in a new UTV Ireland documentary describing the home invasion he and his family were subject to.

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