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'I remember saying to her, ‘If it’s your time, you have to go'': The week in quotes

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

Source: DavidBowieVEVO/YouTube

Look up here, I’m in heaven.

The first line of David Bowie’s final single, released days before his death on Monday at the age of 69.

8/1/2016.Some of the protesters that have occupied Source:

Anyone who visits Boston will be familiar with the ‘Freedom Trail’, yet any future tourist to Dublin will be only be familiar with tacky cut price shops and fast food restaurants that will stand instead of the buildings where the birth of our independence was incepted, and where a few idealistic men and women with hopes of freedom took on the biggest empire in the world.

History teacher Seán Fox wrote about the potential demolition of historic buildings on Moore Street.


I remember saying to her, ‘If it’s your time, you have to go.’ I couldn’t keep her, I just couldn’t keep her.

Chalene Duffy, mother of Niamh, described the death of her five-year-old daughter on her second day of school.

Swedish Royal Wedding File photo. Source: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

We probably should have communicated this.

Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander after the force faced allegations of a cover-up for failing to inform the public of widespread sexual assaults against teenage girls at a music festival last summer.

Britain Northern Ireland First Minister Source: Associated Press

I should say that it is the second most important job that she will ever take on. Her most important job has been, and will remain, that of a wife, mother and daughter. Family will always come first. I know that will be the case with Arlene, and it should be the case.

The controversial remarks of MLA Edwin Poots on the appointment of Arlene Foster as Northern Ireland’s first minister.

Tributes were paid to actor Alan Rickman, who passed away this week after a battle with cancer.

8/12/2012. Cardboard Boxes for Beds Source: Sam Boal/

A lot of the people coming in the morning time say that, look, only for the generosity of people helping us they would be dead on the streets.

Brother Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Day Centre for the homeless in Dublin on donations they’ve received.

12/1/2016. Sinn Fein Flooding Insurance Issues Source: Sam Boal/

I hear that Shane Ross is offering up prayers for the conversion of Sinn Féin in the time ahead.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams responded to Shane Ross saying that Sinn Féin would need to undergo a “Pauline conversion to democracy” before the Independent Alliance could support the party in government.

Source: ouflyboy20/YouTube

We bounced out, nu-uh, we won’t be in no fire, not today.

US mother Michelle Dobyne on escaping from a fire.

Vladimir_Putin_21_January_2007-1 Source: Wikipedia

I showed her my dog because I thought she would like it.

Vladimir Putin denied trying to scare Angela Merkel with his black Labrador Konni during a meeting in 2007, adding that he was unaware of the German chancellor’s dog phobia.

download (1) Nick Carter's mugshot Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Sir, my name is Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. I’m f***ing – I’m a singer…

Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys talking to a cop before being arrested for his part in a drunken bar fight.

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