say that again

'So many things get covered up in this country, I'm glad this has come out': The week in quotes

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

0292 Katherine Zappone_90504412 Leah Farrell / Leah Farrell / /

This is very sad and disturbing news. It was not unexpected as there were claims about human remains on the site over the last number of years.
Up to now we had rumours. Now we have confirmation that the remains are there, and that they date back to the time of the Mother and Baby Home, which operated in Tuam from 1925 to 1961.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katerine Zappone announced that a large number of human remains beloning to babies and young children had been found in sewage chambers at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. / YouTube

So many things get covered up these days, I am just so thankful that this has come out.

Historian Catherine Corless, who first suggested that the remains may have been buried at the site.


Simon Harris sent me an email last night outlining he knew the stress I was under. I would question that strongly. I don’t know if he appreciates the stress we’re under. We’d never ever had done something like this unless we were backed into a corner.

Vera Twomey, who has been campaigning to get her daughter access to medicinal cannabis and is walking 260km to Dublin to highlight the case. / YouTube

A borradh táileasc for the mincéir.

The Taoiseach spoke Cant in the Dáil was Traveller ethnicity was official recongised.


A few doctors tried to speak to me to tell me how serious it was but I heard nothing, I was just numb. I remember my husband arriving and trying to talk to me to tell me to say goodbye to our little girl. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t get off the chair, and then she was gone.

Ruth Nagle spoke about the death of her daughter, Lola Jane, after she contradicted Meningitis.

DublinCityCouncil / YouTube

Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend that some people think it’s cool to actually go out and destroy the face of our city, to destroy the face of your city.

Lord Mayor Brendar Carr at the launch of a new anti-graffiti campaign aimed at children.

18/1/2013  Galway University Hospital Brian Farrell / Brian Farrell / /

The failings in Sadhbh’s medical care in the days following her birth will restrict her ability to live out every aspect of her life, to fulfil her dreams and the dreams that we had for her when she was born.

An extra from a statement released by the family of Sadhbh Farrell, who this week received an apology from University Hospital Galway (UHG), after the six-year-old was left severely brain damaged after a delay in receiving treatment for jaundice.

ABC News / YouTube

I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what WHAT? What could possibly… And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. Does. This. Happen.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy president, told The New Yorker magazine that she was horrified as the disastrous ending to one of the most watched shows on television unfolded.

M. Night Shyamalan‏ revealed all.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.