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'We're gonna win bigly': The week in quotes

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

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It’s still hard to talk about. It’s still skating on thin ice because I never want to go back there again and I guard against it. It was that feeling of not being able to raise a hand to get to the phone. That feeling of lying there doing nothing because you couldn’t think of any way of getting out of it.

Veteran RTÉ journalist Olivia O’Leary opened up about her battle with depression when she was a young reporter in the 1970s, describing how holding her own with “the boys” took its toll.

We lose with our military, we can’t beat Isis. We lose with trade, we lose with borders, we lose with everything. We’re gonna stop losing, we’re gonna start winning again and we’re gonna win bigly, believe me.

Donald Trump’s use of the word “bigly” was scrutinised.


The fellow who made the real cock-up is given promotion to the European Commission, it’s fuckin’… I’m sorry, I’ve been off for a few weeks.

Vincent Browne dropped the f-bomb on live television.

Kevin McManamon with Jim Gavin Dublin manager Jim Gavin with attacker Kevin McManamon at yesterday's Leinster championship launch. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The point is that the doping control officer shouldn’t approach the player until all that is over. And then let him enjoy his post match dealing with defeat or victory or those special times when you can have a little time with players, where you can soak in that atmosphere. Those precious couple of moments after a game. Once that is over, then approach the player. Then go through the protocols. But not when a player walks down the tunnel after a game and the emotions haven’t probably even left him.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin clarified his post-league final comments surrounding the drug testing of players and reiterated his problem is with the timing of the tests.


God above is in charge of the weather and that we here can’t do anything about it.

Danny Healy-Rae’s comments on climate change raised some eyebrows.

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I want to work, I want to keep doing what I want to do. I don’t want money. I don’t want fame. I don’t want adoration. I just want to be left alone.

Australian inventor Craig Wright has admitted to being the creator of Bitcoin after years of speculation about who was behind the cryptocurrency.

pastedimage-64626 A scene from The Field Source: Avenue Pictures

My sister is laughing all the way to the bank. We don’t speak at all. We will never speak again.

Anonymous readers revealed their experiences of dealing with wills.

Ireland Election Source: AP Photo Peter Morrison

I’ve never seen myself as white. That’s only skin deep. I’m a human being. We’re all human beings, whatever our skin colour, whatever our gender, whatever our ability or disability. The fact is we’re all human beings.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams went on the defensive after using the n-word in a tweet.


How this document took 70 days to write is incredible and astonishing. That’s 10 days per page!

Former Labour minister Alan Kelly lashed out with Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

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