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"I will die upstairs in my bedroom" - The week in quotes

Irish Water protests intensified, Roy Keane released his autobiography, and John McNulty lost the Seanad election – here’s the week in quotes.

IT WAS A week when the Irish Water protests intensified, John McNulty lost the Seanad by-election, and Roy Keane released his long-awaited autobiography.

All that, and more, in the week in quotes.

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So I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail. ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like in the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: ‘I can’t be fucking signing that.’

Roy Keane explains in his autobiography how he came close to signing Robbie Savage for Sunderland - but changed his mind.


I will die upstairs in my bedroom with my husband, mother, stepfather and best friend by my side, and pass peacefully

29-year-old Brittany Maynard who has terminal cancer and has arranged her own death for 1 November.

It is not that they don’t want to pay, it is the case that they simply don’t have the money to.

Sinn Féin councillor Eoin Ó Broin after protesters in Clondalkin burned their Irish Water registration packs in a bathtub on Thursday night.

Women shouldn't ask for pay rises, they should 'have faith': Microsoft boss AP Photo / Manish Swarup AP Photo / Manish Swarup / Manish Swarup

It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s advice to women on looking for a raise. He later apologised for the comment.

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Malala will make her first statement on winning the Nobel Peace Prize after school.

Press release after 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was announced as the joint winner of the prestigious award on Friday afternoon.

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Will he legacy be that a little Irish is now enough, and that great proficiency is only required to demonstrate one’s superior fluency to Gerry Adams?

Former head of RTÉ and TG4 Cathal Goan criticises Taoiseach Enda Kenny for appointing TD Joe McHugh as Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs despite not having fluent Irish.

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A lot of middle and low income people and I fully support any relief that can be given to them. but to reduce the top rate of tax excludes those people and only provides benefit to those that are better-off in society – and I find that pretty obnoxious.

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry on what he thinks of the Government’s possible plan to cut the top rate of income tax in Tuesday’s Budget.

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For us though, we tend to suffer in silence, or stubbornness. Mortified, we hope it’ll be grand, next week, or next month, or next year, when it will go away. Only it won’t.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the stigma attached towards men seeking help for mental health problems.


As a woman, I’m fearful because of the social set up where men are frightening. Women should not have to change their attire because men can’t ‘control themselves’. ‘Boys will be boys’. No, I’m sorry, that’s not the way it works.

Dublin poet and rapper Temper-Mental Miss Elayneous on RTE 2′s Connected programme talking about street harassment.

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