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'Maybe Donald will head back to the jungle and go trump, trump, trump': The week in quotes

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

The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake.

Donald Trump spoke (a lot) about fake news during a 77-minute-long press conference on Thursday night.

McDowell ask O Sullivan To Step Aside

The relationship between the government and the Commissioner of an Garda Síochána must be based on confidence. Confidence in anyone’s language includes a solid belief that the person in question is truthful and reliable in every respect. Confidence cannot be said to exist if sufficient doubt exists in the mind of the government in respect of the gravest allegations to warrant the establishment of a tribunal of inquiry.

Senator and former attorney general Michael McDowell called for embattled Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to step aside from her role. / YouTube

I might say a mea culpa here because [...] I’m guilty here of not giving accurate information.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated a different timelines of events regarding his conversations with Minister Katherine Zappone on the Tusla file.

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In my business, anxiety comes with the job… I don’t hold it in, I talk about it and I believe I’m a stronger person because of it.

Broadcaster Colm Hayes wrote about the work organisations like his own, Cycle Against Sucide, have been done to combat the stigma around anxiety and depression.


This is about taking back our community. There are women who are worried about when they get off public transport that there’s a chance they might get attacked. There are pople changing their schedules so they can get back home before it’s dark because they are scared for their safety. That’s not good enough.

The words of Emily Lyon, who organised a march through Shankil in South Dublin after a number of sexual assault in the area. / YouTube

Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile.

Gerry Adams used this seanfhocail in response to Enda Kenny breaking Dáil rules and calling him a hypocrite.

PSNI get new uniforms PA Archive / Paul Faith. PA Archive / Paul Faith. / Paul Faith.

Last night saw an attack on a 16-year-old boy. Any civilised society would see that for what it is – child abuse. It is most definitely not policing or community safety activity. There is only one police service in west Belfast and that is the PSNI.

Belfast Policing Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble condemned an attack in which a teenage boy was shot in the legs.

St Patrick's Festival / YouTube

My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog. We’re not here to take part we’re here to take over.

Part of a poem by Stephen James Smith released to promote the St Patrick’s Festival. / YouTube

Maybe Donald might go off, back to the jungle, the Wall Street jungle, and go trump, trump, trump.

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe compared the US President to Nellie the Elephant.

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