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'Oh gosh. We’re in a proper mess': The week in quotes

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


I want to make a sacrifice of myself for reunification.

Son Ok-Sun returned to North Korea after defecting to the South in 2000.

Source: RTÉ Radio 1/SoundCloud

So we just have a toilet and a double bed and a desk. That’s where we live.

Erica Fleming spoke about living in emergency accommodation with her nine-year-old daughter.

NY Special Screening of Concussion Source: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

My wife’s not going. It would be awkward for me to show up with Charlize Theron.

Will Smith joking about his decision to boycott the Oscars.

Graham Dwyer case Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

I feel so scared at all times since he did that to me. I feel confused, angry and shocked. Sometimes I get flashbacks. I can’t go out on my own anymore because I am too scared.

A court heard how years of work building up the independence of a young woman with Down syndrome were instantly destroyed when she was raped by Faisal Ellahi.


I was very good at those spot-the-difference competitions. I won a prize.

Independent TD Peter Mathews said his new election poster is completely different to the one he used when standing for Fine Gael.

I have never ever made a personal attack on any minister or member of this Dáil, but I am furious.

Independent TD John Halligan opened the debate in the motion of no confidence against Tánaiste Joan Burton.

Oh gosh. We’re in a proper mess. Thank you so much for making this happen. Neither of us should be on the telly today.

Holly Wiloughby apologised to viewers after she and Philip Schofield appeared on air a little bit worse for wear after an awards ceremony.

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