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'Hey Donald, I've a great idea, why don't we switch jobs?': The week in quotes

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

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So the question is – will Ireland choose a better path, a path of compassion and love and understanding? A path where we help families to love and raise their children, rather than eliminating people with Down’s Syndrome before they are born.

Anne Trainer explained how the Eighth Amendment protected her son.

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I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalised and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.

Donald Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway told US TV that the President’s controversial travel ban would avoid events like the “Bowling Green massacre” – an event which never happened.

Republic of Telly - Season 14 - Edwin Sammon Source: RTÉ

When I had to tell my friends, because I am a comedian I had to preface it with ‘this isn’t a joke’ because some people would think it was a joke. But I would never joke about it at someone’s expense.

Comedian Edwin Sammon on telling his friends about his cancer diagnosis.

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It became soul-destroying. It’s like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it. I tried my best to find a new place, it’s not as if I just sat on my ass.

Louise Boore, who we spoke to as part of a series on social housing, on the hardship of finding a place to live.

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President Trump has a giant ego, we know that, and he’s a bit of a bully. And you have to stand up to bullies.

Former Irish president Mary Robinson didn’t seem too keen on the Trump administration.

Hey Donald, I’ve a great idea, why don’t we switch jobs? You take over TV, because you’re such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job, and then people can finally sleep comfortably again. Hmm?

Arnold Schwarzenegger made an offer to President Trump.

Ireland/5 Nations/David Corkery Source: PA Archive/PA Images

I finished at 27, at the peak of my career. I’m not blaming anyone for that. A lot of it was down to my own ignorance. I was the one who went training. I was the one who took the shots, who took the painkillers. I was the one who decided to cut off my cast with a hacksaw out the back with my foot stuck in a vice just to get back.

Retired Irish rugby player David Corkery spoke about the stress he put his body through before a snapped hamstring ended up his career early.

An old quote from Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly, who this week joined Fianna Fáil, a party he frequently criticised in the past.

Michelle O'Neill leadership Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Martin and Gerry obviously spoke to me about taking on the role, was I up to it. I said I was.

Sinn Féin’s new leader in the North Michelle O’Neill, who said there will be no return to the “status quo” in the Stormont institutions.

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