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'I wish you would look at me, boy': The week in quotes

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

No meetings. It’s a public building.

The reaction of a spokesperson for Donald Trump after Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right Front National party, was spotted in the lobby of Trump Tower.

In order… to ensure that robots are and will remain in the service of humans, we urgently need to create a robust European legal framework.

Mady Delvaux, a Socialist MEP from Luxembourg, on his campaign for the rights of robots to be recognised.

Soccer - International Friendly - Republic of Ireland v Serbia - Aviva Stadium Source: PA Archive/PA Images

It wasn’t just a case of giving me the time of day. He was giving me time. I was getting a lot off my chest when I’d go see him. In many ways, I was at a point of crisis in my life and I needed someone to pull me back from it. My confidence was in ribbons. I felt intimidated by the smallest things.

Paul McGrath on how former Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor, who passed away this week, saved his career.

Renewable Heat Initiative allegations Source: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

My health is absolutely nothing to do with this whatsoever.

Sinn Féin Martin McGuinness hit out at media reports about his health after stepping down as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Brexit - The Big Debate Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the things Arlene Foster was saying yesterday, which was absolutely crazy and dangerous. She was talking about how we need to move on in Northern Ireland from mandatory coalitions to coalitions formed out of an election. That would be read by the entire republican/nationalist family as going back to a unionist rule. She mightn’t have meant it, but she said it.

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern wasn’t keen on suggestions by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster.

Charleston Church Shooting Source: AP/Press Association Images

I wish you would look at me, boy.

Janet Scott, an aunt of 26-year-old Tywanza Sanders who was killed in the Charleston church massacre, confronted Dylan Roof as he sentenced for the mass murder.

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One day, out of the blue, we got a letter from the bank to say that our loans had been sold to a vulture fund and that they could no longer deal with us. That’s how it happened.

One person’s experience with a vulture fund.

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You are fake news.

Trump refused to answer questions from a CNN reporter.

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A few months after my qualification, having worked on the wards, I began to hate my job. I questioned my career choice. My mood was low and there were days when I came home crying. My parents can vouch for this.

A former public sector nurse highlighted the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.

Source: ABC15 Arizona/YouTube

Yes we did.

US President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech.

TK Whitaker funeral Source: Niall Carson/PA Wire

TK Whitaker changed life, lives and generations in Ireland. In the last decades, he more than any other person was responsible for transforming our economy and public life.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s tribute to the influential economist and civil servant TK Whitaker, who passed away this week.

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Nicky Ryan

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