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'No one gives a shit about me anymore without this': The week in quotes

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

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This is a man who has to take his shoes off to help him count to 20.

Labour’s Ged Nash speaking about Gerry Adams after the finer points of Sinn Féin’s economic plans were questioned.

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I’m trying not to think about what might happen if we have nowhere to go.

Aisling Kenny, who has lived in emergency accommodation on Mountjoy Street in Dublin with her partner and three children for the past nine months but was told they will have to leave by the end of the month.

UFC Rousey Brazil Source: Jae C. Hong/PA Wire

I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself in that exact second, I’m nothing. Like what do I do anymore? And no one gives a shit about me anymore without this.

Rond Rousey gave an emotional interview describing how she felt in the minutes after her UFC bantamweight title defeat to Holly Holm.

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And I hate it that it’s that way… Until nobody has guns everybody has to have them.

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes claimed that if everyone had guns, the Bataclan massacre may not have happened

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Then, it was September 2014 and I was sitting there twiddling my thumbs, and I checked in on Facebook, which I wouldn’t do very often. And I had a message in my inbox I hadn’t seen, sent seven months previously. And it asked ‘might you be my penpal from 20 years ago?’ I was chuffed to say the least.

Westmeath woman Siobhán Moran, who married her American teenage penpal David Roth.

Apple site expansion Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

While we believe the FBI’s intentions are good, it would be wrong for the government to force us to build a backdoor into our products. And ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.

A letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook after the FBI requested access to a locked iPhone.

France Terminator: Genisys Source: AP/Press Association Images

I’m not sure if you know the film Total Recall, there’s a Arnold Schwarzenegger character who manages to have alternative memories planted in his brain and it seems to me that’s where we are with Micheál Martin. He’s created a whole fairytale about his period in health and, not dissimilar, his period in foreign affairs.

Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar had some, er, interesting thoughts on Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

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We have taken their cannon and captured 1,000 prisoners — these days of good fortune have raised the morale of the fearful. We cannot succeed in all our attacks but I have the firm conviction, my good mother, that the ultimate success will be for our just cause.

An extract from a letter written by a man to his mother flown out of Paris by hot air balloon during the Prussian siege in 1870 turned up in Australia’s National Archives.


The Labour Party so out of touch they don’t even know there are only four members of One Direction.

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton hit back at a Labour ad featuring party leaders as members of the band.


  • Samaritans 116 123 or email
  • Console  1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)
  • Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email - (suicide, self-harm)
  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)
  • Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)

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Nicky Ryan

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