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'She can't access the medicine she needs just because she's from Cork': The week in quotes

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

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If she was a little girl born in Colorado she could go to hospital and get treatment to stop her seizures, and go home and eat her meals and enjoy the company of her family and live her life. Just because she’s from Cork she can’t have the medicine she needs.

Ava Barry’s mother Vera spoke of how her daughter, who suffers from a drug-resistant form of epilepsy, cannot access the medicine she needs as it is cannabis-based.

You’re a disgusting Nazi apologist, Livingstone’.

Britain’s Labour Party suspended former London mayor Ken Livingstone in a heated row over anti-Semitism. Above is his colleague John Mann lashing out.

People don’t care about Sheriff Street until someone gets murdered.

Social Democrats councillor Gary Gannon, who grew up on Sheriff Street in Dublin, showed us around the area.

1916 Easter Rising commemoration Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I have heard much disquieting rumours as to mischief brewing – I trust they are without foundation.

A letter from Irish politician John Dillon to Matthew Nathan in April 1916, days before the Easter Rising took place. It was included in a massive trove of documents being released online, 100 years after the event took place.

John McCarthy Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

I don’t think there was any guilt involved in what they were doing, I think they just thought ‘this is a nice easy target’.

Paralympian John McCarthy speaking after his specially adapted car stolen from his driveway in Lucan.

GOP 2016 Trump Foreign Policy Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

He’s like if you have a child and he says, ‘I want it, mommy. I don’t care, mommy. I want it, daddy. I don’t care. I want it,’. That’s all he is.

Donald Trump compared John Kasich to a needy child for staying in the Republican primary race, hours after Kasich made a deal with Ted Cruz in an attempt to thwart Trump’s efforts at securing the GOP nomination.

shutterstock_411364876 Source: Shutterstock/upixa

My first night in A&E. Dawn was approaching. Everyone’s painkillers and sleeping tablets were finally kicking in, and it was good vibes all around. Then the crowds from Coppers came. The wailing made my head swim. Her strappy stiletto had to be scalpelled from her swollen ankle.

Emer McGinnity wrote about a recent stay in hospital, and the people she met there.


This has been the greatest miscarriage of justice of our times. But, finally, it is over. After 27 long years, this is real justice for the 96, their families and all Liverpool supporters. The survivors of this tragedy can finally be remembered for what they were on that day – the heroes of Hillsborough who tried to help their fellow fans.

Andy Burnham, Britain’s shadow home secretary, welcomed the Hillsborough inquest verdicts as “real justice”.


This is 1977 all over again. Groundhog day. When unpopular local rates were abolished by Fianna Fail and people paid income tax rates of up to 60% in the eighties. We risk repeating that mistake again. Every other EU country has some type of domestic charge on water.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly lashed out at Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the proposed deal of suspending charges.

Source: Beyoncé/YouTube

He better call Becky with the good hair.

The music world was left wondering who Becky was with the release of Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade.

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