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'When you're a star, you can do anything': The week in quotes

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


You’re a wily old fox at talking down the clock.

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan during his committee appearance earlier this week.

Source: The Daily Conversation/YouTube

And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.

A video emerged of Donald Trump using sexist and misogynist language regarding a US TV soap actress in 2005.

Source: BBC News/YouTube

I say kiddingly, but I mean it. I don’t care how sick you are. I don’t care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis, meaning: it’s over – you won’t be around in two weeks. It doesn’t matter – hang on until 8 November, get out and vote. All we’re going to say is we love you and we will remember you always.

He also told terminally ill people to “hang on” and vote for him.


My name is Claire. I am a person. I’m no different to anyone else.

Claire Mitchell spoke to this website about living with MS.

29/1/2015 Dara Calleary Dail Scenes Source: Leon Farrell/

Leo likes to make you think he is all cuddly and caring and that he suddenly walked into a phone box and walked out with a cape of fairness – that’s not Leo.

Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary didn’t hold back when asked about Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar’s Budget plans.

27/9/2016. Dail Back From Holidays Source: Sam Boal/

All my life I wanted to be a nurse. I love looking after people but I can’t do that as a nurse in Ireland. I didn’t realise that my dream would lead me to being a fucking slave.

One Irish nurse on their experience in the Irish health system.

People Kim Kardashian West Source: Lionel Cironneau/PA Wire

I hear there was a young woman robbed in Paris the other day. Maybe if she’d used Netwatch she’d have been alright.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s speaking about Kim Kardashian, who was the subject of a robbery in Paris earlier this week.

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