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'I am going to be dating her in ten years': The week in quotes

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


I know you’re pushing on in years but you’re still smart up there.

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty brought up Minister for Finance Michael’s Noonan’s age in a RTE Primetime debate.

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I don’t think that we should make age an issue. If you don’t make age an issue I won’t refer to your inexperience and immaturity.

Noonan paraphrased Ronald Reagan in his response.

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I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?

Footage emerged of Donald Trump making inappropriate comments in reference to a young girl over 20 years ago.

Source: CBS News/YouTube

I don’t know what is going on with her. At the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. At the end, it was like, ‘Take me down,’ she could barely reach her car. Athletes, they make them take a drug test. I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. Why don’t we do that?

Donald Trump called for him and Hilary Clinton to receive drug tests ahead of the next presidential debate.

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We were afraid to say the word ‘death’, afraid that if we faced it she would die. We didn’t want to accept that she was going to die. The outcome of that was very difficult. We didn’t give her a chance to talk about dying.

Rebecca Lloyd wrote about the battle her mother, Christine fought with Motor Neurone Disease.


I think punching each others heads in and going for a pint of Guinness afterwards is a lot more civilised, or maybe it’s not but whatever that is, I’d prefer that.

John Connors on bare-knuckle boxing.

Irish Wheelchair Association - IWA - Pre Budget 2016 Source: Paul Sherwood

People with disabilities deserve to live their lives independently and to be treated with dignity and respect without extra barriers and obstacles being put in our way. I am just asking to be able to live the life I deserve and for the Government to make this possible.

Áine McDonnell from Belmullet, Co Mayo on her experience as a person living with a disability in rural Ireland.

File photo: Veteran radio presenter Ray D'Arcy has annnounced he will leave Today FM for RTÉ Source: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland!

Joe had been reporting on overnight talks to settle the bus dispute and he hadn’t had any sleep. Then I said Joe sounded like he had had a few jars. Obviously he hadn’t had a few jars and I’m sorry for saying he had.

Ray D’Arcy apologised on air to his RTE colleague Joe Mag Raollaigh after claiming live on air that the reporter sounded like he’d “had a few jars”.

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