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'The justice system is a f**king joke in this country': The week in quotes

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

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How can you put a time on a person? Where’s is the justice? The justice system is a fucking joke in this country.

The parents of a man stabbed to death in 2015 expressed anger after their son’s killer was jailed for five years.

Malaysia North Korea Murder By Poison Source: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E/PA Wire

If North Korea is confirmed to have been behind the killing, the international community would view this as a state-led act of terrorism that infringes upon Malaysia’s sovereignty.

Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half brother in Malaysia, which has racketed up tensions in the region.

Policing Authority meeting Dublin Source: PA Wire/PA Images

The fact is you have a large complicated force and there are issues of significant concern and I think the message you need to be very aware of the message that sends to your garda members. They may well know all’s not well in the garden – I don’t know what, I don’t know where – but they will know for sure where things aren’t well in the garden.

The message from Policing Authority member Maureen Lynott to top-ranking gardaí at a public meeting earlier this week.


The HSE said they would look towards Ava’s application for medicinal cannabis as a priority, they’d look at it urgently. But their sense of urgency and our sense of it are not meeting up at all.

Vera Twomey spoke of her efforts to speed up access to potentially life-changing medication for her daughter Ava.

Vatican Pope Source: Andrew Medichini/PA Wire

There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal. How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.

Pope Frances said that it is better to live your life as an atheist rather than be a Catholic who doesn’t subscribe to the values of the religion.

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