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Keeping it real and a change in weather patterns: The week in quotes

“We have pulled resources from every part of the company and beyond to get the lights back on as quickly as we can.”

IT WAS A week when storms caused damage across the country and left hundreds of thousands without power.

The Garda Ombudsman Commission was bugged but it was stressed that no surveillance took place, and a former Olympic boxer kept it real.

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

Keeping it real and a change in weather patterns: The week in quotes
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  • The week in quotes

    "[I am] disappointed that the Taoiseach still refuses to meet with the Stardust families, particularly as we approach the 33rd anniversary of the tragedy." Independent TD Tommy Broughan called on the Taoiseach to meet with the families - he responded that they should submit the new evidence they claim to have in their possession.Source: Tony Harris/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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    “Thank you to everyone who helped." - The words of Encrio Letta, who resigned as Italian Prime Minister.Source: AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca
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    "Keeping it Real." - The campaign slogan of Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan, who will be running on the Fine Gael ticket in the local elections.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    "I want to unequivocally state that at no stage was any member of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission or any of its members under surveillance by An Garda Síochána." - Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan ruled out the suggestion that GSOC was being bugged.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
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    “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the weekday schedule and I am really excited about getting the chance to talk about the things that have Irish people buzzing.” - The words of Louise McSharry, who departed DailyEdge.ie to take over Dave Fanning's slot on 2FM.Source: RTÉ
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    "Should the consultation process not result in agreement by all parties, we will call on Dublin City Council to refused the concert licences – as of now that’s what we’ll be doing." - Dublin councillor Nial Ring warned that Garth Brooks (pictured) may not be able to headline five nights at Croke Park if an agreement is not reached on the number of gigs held at the stadium per year.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    "It looks like we are going to get a change in the weather patterns and there is a chance of some fine weather next week." Met Éireann meteorologist Evelyn Cusack gave us a little bit of hope for next week's weather.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    “This is one of the biggest clean up operations I have ever experienced, and we have pulled resources from every part of the company and beyond to get the lights back on as quickly as we can.” - Denis Cambridge, ESB Divisional Manager for the South, stressed the work of the company to restore power to the thousands left in the dark.Source: ESB
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    "At the end of the day, I have no other way to say it to you, but you are representatives of an illness industry and that is the bald fact of it… it’s time for payback with all respect." - Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin didn't hold back when the Oireachtas Health Committee met with cigarette company bosses.Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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