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'I'm the queen of Limerick': The week in quotes

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

download (1) Source: National Library of Ireland

My dearest wife Áine … not wife but widow before these lines reach you. I am here without hope of this world, without fear, calmly awaiting the end.

A letter Éamonn Ceannt wrote to his wife just hours before he was executed.

3/3/2012. Fianna Fail Ard Fheis Source: Laura Hutton/

So Joe Soap and Mary Soap, who never had a lot, got the loans for the second house and leveraged the third house off the second house and the fourth on the third, and you know, what are you having yourself. So that was a huge problem.

Bertie Ahern said the easy availability of loans led to Ireland’s financial meltdown noting that “everybody started living on credit” during the boom years.

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It will always stay with me. I have survived, lived, to get justice for that vulnerable little boy.

The victim statement of a man who was abused by his older brother, speaking about himself.

Source: Video

I have never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history.

Martin McGuinness speaking about, you guessed it, his history.

25/3/2014 Political reactions to Callinans resignation Source: Laura Hutton/

That is unfair, inhuman and against the human right of the person who wants to exit this life of their own free will because of immense and intolerable suffering.

Independent TD John Halligan on the lack of right-to-die legislation in Ireland.

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If you come in with a heart attack or a brain haemorrhage, you could be going onto a trolley or into a chair.

An emergency department nurse spoke of what it’s like on the ground.

Dolores O'Riordan court case Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I’m the queen of Limerick.

Dolores O’Riordan shouted “I’m an icon, I’m the Queen of Limerick” during an air rage incident at Shannon Airport, a court heard.

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