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'The criminals have taken control of the streets': The week in quotes

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

download-366 Source: Garda Press Office

I’m responsible for killing Kenneth.

The response of Paul Wells, with an address in Barnamore Park, Finglas, after being cautioned at Naas Garda Station over the death of Kenneth O’Brien.

Veronica Guerin Source: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

It is shocking to think that 20 years after the death of Veronica Guerin that we are back here.

Seamus Dooley of the National Union of Journalists on the threats received by two INM reporters.

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This shows us how the criminals have taken control of the streets.

Veronica Guerin’s brother Jimmy on the gangland murders in the past week.


Unfortunately, I discovered in politics on occasions when you tell the truth you get into trouble. But, you know, the truth helps me sleep at night and it means that people who truly know me know I can be trusted. I’m happy with that.

Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter discussed his time as justice minister.

Birmingham pub bombings inquest Source: PA WIRE

There are 20 families whose lives were changed forever on that night and they have never been told the truth about what happened.

The words of Julie and Brian Hambleton, the sister and brother of 18-year-old Maxine Hambleton who died in one of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings.

Your deputy leader has Frank Underwood as his hero, talks about power being a drug. Talks about his only commitments to his family and the people of Tipperary. Derek, that’s embarrassing.

Social Democrats candidate Gary Gannon went head-to-head with Labour’s Derek Nolan.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams Source: EMPICS Sports Photo Agency

Well, I think I can see the Taoiseach over there in the hedge. You see? Look! Look! Look behind you! There’s his wee head peeping up.

Gerry Adams on his chance encounter with Enda Kenny.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot/YouTube

This is about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me.

93-year-old Norwood Thomas on being reunited with Joyce Morris, his English girlfriend before he was sent to Normandy in 1944.

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