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'What did she say? ‘You bae’? What does that mean, child?': The week in quotes

‘Labour are going to have a good long period, if it exists at all, to repent for the broken promises of the last few years – we’ll lend you a couple of the sackcloths.’

IT WAS A week when the Davos conference got underway, the debate surrounding the same-sex marriage referendum took off, and a Minister spoke about his sexuality.

All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes.

Fianna Fail Ard Fheis Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Labour are going to have a good long period, if it exists at all, to repent for the broken promises of the last few years – we’ll lend you a couple of the sackcloths.

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea on The Labour Party’s future.

Wealthy Candidates Source: AP/Press Association Images

America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence.

Billionaire Jeff Greene speaking at Davos, where he flew with his family – and two nannies – this week.

john-wilson-2 Source: Photocall Ireland/Mark Stedman

Leaving senior Garda officers the responsibility to terminate specific tickets and other fixed charge notices is akin to giving a fox responsibility to secure a hen house. It can never work and it will never work.

Garda whistleblower John Wilson on the renewed penalty points controversy.


Women share this planet 50/50 and they are under-represented, their potential astonishingly untapped.

Emma Watson, speaking at the World Economic Forum.

Young Scientist Exhibitions Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

You’re like Saint Augustine: ‘Lord make me reform, but not just yet.’

Tánaiste Joan Burton to Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald during Leaders’ Questions this week.

breda Source: Screenshot via RTE

Do you think we should change the Constitution to allow grandmothers and their daughters to marry?

The Iona Institute’s Breda O’Brien on the wording of the Marriage Equality referendum.

File Photo: Fine Gael Minister for Health Leo Varadkar announced on RTE today that he is a gay man. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It’s not something that defines me, I’m not a half-Indian politician or a doctor politician, I’m not a gay politician for that matter, it’s just part of who I am.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time.

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What did she say? ‘You bae’? What does that mean, child?

Johnny Depp was left a little confused by young people speak.

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