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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 16 November, 2019

The full truth and the Kardashians: The week in quotes

“This isn’t the Kardashians, for goodness sake.”

IT WAS a week when Russian President Vladimir Putin was granted permission to move troops into Ukraine.

The garda whistleblower controversies rumbled on, and top executives at Rehab Group appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.

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

I never withheld any information or cooperation from the O’Mahony investigation as is now suggested.

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe defended himself against allegations that he did not co-operate with an investigation into garda misconduct.


(Image Credit: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

My concern is, as always, that the full truth is known.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter responded to allegations made against him and An Garda Síochána.

(Image Credit: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

We’ve wondered what have we done wrong?

Rehab Group CEO Angela Kerins expressed surprise at the public debate surrounding her salary during his appearance before the Public Accounts Committee…

(Image Credit: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

I find this whole experience pretty worthless to be honest.

… however, Deputy Shane Ross wasn’t convinced that the meeting was that effective in discussing the organisation’s finances.


(Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

The general response was that the teaching on marriage and the family is poorly understood and that it was poorly accepted and disconnected from real life experience of families.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin discussed the results of a papal questionnaire distributed in his diocese.


(Image Credit: Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland)

A criminal case has been launched over the mass murder of peaceful civilians. Yanukovych and a number of other officials have been put on a wanted list.

An arrest warrant was issued for ousted Ukranian president Viktor Yanukovych.


(Image Credit: Pavel Golovkin/AP/Press Association Images)

The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.

President of the United States Barack Obama issued a stark warning to Russia as the country moved more troops into Ukraine.


(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

This isn’t the Kardashians, for goodness sake. I’m a very regular Joe Soap who just happens to be on the news every night. My lifestyle is very ordinary.

RTÉ news anchor Sharon Ní Bheoláin expressed her anger at several newspapers for publishing photos of her taken without her knowledge.


(Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland)

Van Perse’s a prat.

Soccer pundit Johnny Giles didn’t have much love for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.


(Image Credit: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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Nicky Ryan

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