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'I was actually in jail': The week in quotes

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

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You see, Rhys is a sports fanatic – he had to give up handball and rugby because of his condition. But GAA is our life, it’s everything down here. He goes to training but he can’t complete an entire session.
It’s very upsetting, his friends who live along the road come looking for him to play, but sometimes he’s physically not able, he has to stay in his room and he gets very upset.

Caitríona Glennon spoke of her son’s juvenile arthritis.

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I’m not scared. I’m not a victim. I’m a survivor.

Scottish politician Michelle Thomson moved fellow MPs to tears after speaking to House of Commons about being raped when she was a teenager.

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Gerry Adams, you have information that is crucial to the investigation of my father’s murder. Gerry Adams you took myself and my brother Oliver in a blacked out van to meet a senior IRA figure – a man you said you trusted. Gerry Adams I want you to give that information to An Garda Síochana. I am not interested in hearing any more of your lies and your untruths Gerry Adams. I want you to take the information you have to An Garda Síochana because you, as a public representative, are an absolute disgrace if you don’t.

Austin Stack, son of prison officer Brian Stack who was murdered by the Provisional IRA in 1983, confronted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at a party press conference.

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I refute any allegations. For the information, the man in question claims to be a solicitor, I was actually in jail for the period. In Portlaoise and before that in America so you should check your facts. You’re a disgrace.

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis responding to Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell who used Dáil privilege to call for him and Martin Ferris to make a statement about the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.

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It came to light because there was a post online.

Eir’s director of communications Paul Bradley on how the company found out that thousands of customers’ modems had been breached following a cyber attack.

Source: Sky News/YouTube

We are not getting into a pub quiz about leaders around the world and I’m going to, with great respect, invite you out to the pub Dermot, so we can take these conversations further.

Boris Johnson wasn’t keen on being quizzed by a Sky News presenter on the name of South Korea’s president.

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A bit of a fairytale – it’s a bit unreal that it’s happened, you think you’re living a bad dream but it’s turned out very well for us.

Irish Derby winning trainer Graham Holland on the return of prize greyhound Clares Rocket.

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Three weeks ago, I could barely move. They gave me that confidence to start walking again. This morning, I was told I could go home on Friday.

John speaking about his stay at the new Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St James’s Hospital after having a stroke earlier this year.

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