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'They will leave a sibling, a best friend or innocent people to die': The week in quotes

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

shutterstock_203383147 File photo. Source: Shutterstock/oneinchpunch

Some people leave the scene. That means, and I have read it here, that they will leave a sibling, a best friend or innocent people to die in their attempt to get away and flee, so that they don’t have to face consequences and be pointed at and said you’re the person who killed this person. They thought nothing of this

RSA research manager Maggie Martin said it was “really scary and really sinister” to see the lengths people will go to avoid facing the penalties for drink-driving.

Source: CNN/YouTube

There’s a male gorilla standing over him. I need someone to contact the zoo please.

911 tapes released by Cincinnati police reveal the confusion and panic in the moments when a boy plunged into a zoo’s gorilla exhibit.

Annette Page, Sharee Page Source: Rick Bowmer/PA Images

You spend your whole life, even before they’re born, trying to protect them and make sure they’re safe and try to keep them healthy. And then something like this happens.

Susan Page, the mother of Sharee and Annette, on her two daughters being recently diagnosed with breast cancer within about two weeks of each other, a coincidence that doctors say is extremely rare.

original Source: PA Wire

If Donald Trump’s comments are racist and dangerous – which they are – there is an alternative to vote for.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his opinion Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Annual cross border organised crime seminar Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I know how upsetting it is for local communities to see drug dealers flaunting assets. What role model is that for young men or young women, if they see people getting cash easily?

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said the government will provide the money needed to crack down on gangland crime following a number of murders in recent months.

1916 Easter Rising commemoration Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Both of them protesting the need for openness, both of them concealing, until they got caught, their little squalid deal on Senate appointees.

Writing for, Vincent Browne discussed what Ireland’s real politics looks like – and what it does to society.

Philippines Duterte Source: Bullit Marquez/PA Wire

Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a bitch.

Media groups expressed outrage at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of killing corrupt journalists.

31/3/2016. Talks on Forming a New Government Source: Sam Boal/

The proof is that he managed to get me going to mass at 6 o’clock on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Not many would have believed I would do this but the Deputy roped me in. Others have talked about excellent singers. The last thing I would say about Deputy McGrath is that he possesses all-Ireland medals for dancing. While others can sing, our Deputy can dance.

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae talked up Mattie McGrath’s mass and dancing abilities as he bid to become Leas Cheann-Comhairle.

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