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'I made a huge mistake': The week in quotes

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


I think sometimes the stereotype about politicians is a suit and a big car and that’s not me.

The newest Deputy Kenny in the Dáil, although it’s Gino rather than Enda, on his dress sense and how he’s getting to his new job.

shutterstock_11596870 File photo. Source: Shutterstock/Pedro Monteiro

Licensed firearm holders are actually patrolling areas of the countryside at night because they’re in such fear.

Clive Clarke, whose rural home has been targeted by thieves six times, spoke of the fears facing communities in Ireland.

UFC 194 Mixed Martial Arts Source: John Locher/PA Wire

Thank you to the true support and fuck the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. I’ve been here many times in my life in some form or another. I’ll eat it all and come back stronger.

Conor McGregor posted a message to his rivals after suffering a surprise defeat to Nate Diaz on Saturday night.

Ray Tomlinson Source: Raytheon via the Internet Hall of Fame via AP

His work changed the way the world communicates.

Tributes were payed to Ray Tomlinson, creator of the email, who passed away this week. This one was from his employer, Raytheon.

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Call an ambulance, I’ve been stabbed.

One of the last things Dermot said to his wife Bridget after he was attacked during a robbery at the Irish couple’s jewellery shop in Melbourne.

Maria Sharapova Tennis Source: Damian Dovarganes/PA Wire

I made a huge mistake. I let my fans down. I let my sport down that I’ve been playing since the age of four that I love so deeply.

Maria Sharapova revealed she failed a dope test at the Australian Open,

Bank of Ireland AGM Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sometime in the middle of the exchanges an awful truth dawned. We were possibly in dialogue with a political corpse.

Shane Ross hit out at the Taoiseach in his Sunday Independent column.

Eagles of Death Metal Brit Award nomination Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

I don’t want to shoot anybody — I would hate to do that, but I, more than that, do not want to let the bad guys take any of my people, and I don’t want to go out like a punk.

Jesse Hughes said in an interview with Fox Business that he was not necessarily advocating gun ownership when he said that the Bataclan attacks could have been prevented if the audience members had been armed.


We did not get everything right over the past five years, nor we were able to achieve everything we hoped to.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking during the first sitting of the 32rd Dáil.

European Parliamentary elections Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

They hated each other’s politics but they got into bed together for 50-odd years and it seemed to work as a relationship despite their dramatic differences.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan used his grandparents as an example for how Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could work together.

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