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'We got him': The week in quotes

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

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It is devastating to wake up and be told the house is being sold and we all have to leave and become homeless.

Funke Tobun, a resident of a housing estate in Tyrrelstown, Dublin, who faces eviction.

Germany Olympics Syrian Refugee Source: Michael Sohn/PA Images

Sometimes we couldn’t train because of the war. Or sometimes you had training but there was a bomb in the swimming pool.

Yusra Mardini, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, on the difficulties she has faced becoming a professional swimmer.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

Of course I’m a victim, because I’m not allowed to live according to the culture and the way I want to live.

Actor John Connors gave an impassioned interview on the subject of what it means to be a Traveller in Ireland.


We got him.

Belgium’s immigration minister, Theo Francken, announcing the capture of Salah Abdeslam, one of the key suspects of the Paris terror attacks.

Ireland Election Source: AP/Press Association Images

Sinn Féin will not sit at the back of the bus for anyone. We are elected to represent citizens and we will do this. I am hopeful that the controversy around my White House invitation will help lead to a resolution of all these matters.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has defended a remark which appeared to compare the party with US civil rights figure Rosa Parks.

Obama US Ireland Source: AP/Press Association Images

I was going to say ‘Bejaysus it’s a pity I have to go back to Ireland and face what I have to face back there’ – but however!

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his trip to the United States for St Patrick’s Day.

I fart in your general direction.

Australian Labour senator Doug Cameron during a particularly strange sitting of the parliament.

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