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'I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good': The week in quotes

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

Sir Terry Wogan death Source: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The price of fame? Who in their right mind would want to pay it?

A quote from Terry Wogan, who passed away this week.

Michael Schumacher File photo Source: PA Wire

I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good.

The former head of the Ferrari Formula One team, Luca de Montezemolo, admitted today that he did not have “good news” regarding the condition of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.

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During the summer months, I often cut ten girls a day. I used a razor blade to remove the clitoris and labia. After that, the girls were fit to become brides. No man wanted to marry a girl who had not been cut. In our eyes, girls like that were dirt.

Woto Womacho, who previously practiced female genital mutilation in Ethopia.

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Does he ever think about the boys? I’ve often wondered – does he feel any grief? Does he have any idea how we feel? Not with any vengeance or with malice, but I want to know did it change his attitude to drink driving. Did what happened that night change his life too?

Christina Donnelly speaking about the drunk driver who killed her son Brendan Donnelly.

Irish abuse investigation Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Grace, because of her condition, was silent. But by her treatment and her abandonment she was silenced. Those who left her to her fate, pressed the mute button on her young life and appalling experience. Above all, they pressed that mute button on her dignity, her humanity, on her civil and human rights, on her innate worth as an innocent, precious, fragile life on this earth.

HSE director Tony O’Brien apologised for the treatment of a woman referred to as Grace, who was placed in a foster home despite an allegation of sexual assault having been made by a former resident.

Source: C-SPAN/YouTube

On the advice of counsel, I invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and respectfully decline to answer your question.

Vilified entrepreneur Martin Shkreli infuriated members of the US Congress who were questioning him about jacking up drug prices.

New Irish Labour Party leader Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

To be honest, I must say he’s an incredibly obedient employee.

Tánaiste Joan Burton’s response to Minister Alan Kelly suggesting he was his own boss in a Sunday Independent interview last weekend.

Source: RT UK/YouTube

It’s appalling because that image has gone around the world and there are now people in countries all over the world saying the way New Zealanders theoretically commemorate or celebrate their national day is with a senior politician having a sex toy thrown at them.
Prime minister of New Zealand John Key after a dildo was thrown at one of his ministers.

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