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'You could arrest me, but you'd bring down hellfire and brimstone': The week in quotes

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

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You could arrest me for having it, but you know if you dared to implement it you’d bring down hellfire and brimstone.

AAA/PBP TD Brid Smith produced a packet of abortion pills in the Dáil chamber.

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Words cannot express their anger, their grief or their revulsion towards the drunk driver who robbed Gillian and Ronan of their beloved son.

A statement from the Treacy family after a drunk driver who was jailed over the death of their four-year-old son had his sentence reduced.

Campaign 2016 Trump Source: Gerald Herbert/PA Wire

It’s not for me to take away a grown man’s Twitter account.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on curtailing the Republican candidate’s online vitriol.

Campaign 2016 Trump Source: Evan Vucci/PA Wire

Did you see where Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn? Me? I’d love that. I’d love that, Mr Tough Guy. You know when he’s Mr Tough Guy? When he’s standing behind a microphone by himself. He wants to bring me to the back of the barn? Some things in life you could really love doing.

Trump also said he’d love to find Joe Biden.

File Photo The Republican party's US presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack against Hillary Clinton because of her relationship with Source: Sasko Lazarov/

Maybe instead of commissioning reports Sinn Fein would commit just some of its vast resources and support an ailing industry – become a fully-fledged broadcaster and publisher and create some jobs for a change?

Denis O’Brien hit out at a report that described Ireland as having “one of the most concentrated media markets of any democracy

19th Annual Mark Twain Prize to Bill Murray - Arrivals Source: AP/Press Association Images

If this could all have been done in a letter that I received, that would have been enough. It’s hard to stand still for this. It’s a squirm-a-thon for me.

Bill Murray on receiving the Mark Twain prize for comedy.

People talked about how the station got them through their day or their job or their commute. How we helped them through a tough time in their lives. People talked about how we were ‘the best friends they’d never met’.

TXFM presenter Joe Donnolly writing about the station, which ceased broadcasting this week.


My act would be what’s called an unbreakable man or painless man. That’s a bit of a misnomer – it hurts like hell and I’m always broke.

Grim Squeaker on his rather, eh, unusual talents.

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