Browsing the internet on cups and catastrophic mistakes The week in quotes

first_imgIT WAS A week when we were warned that another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out.A report on Jimmy Saville revealed hundreds of cases of abuse, and Leo Varadkar reminded us not to text while driving us a cup.All that, and more – it’s the week in quotes: Source: PETER JORDAN/PA Archive/Press Association Images Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke about the first time he laid eyes on his wife Fionnula. Source: outis113/YouTubeThe processes that led ordinary people… to make catastrophic mistakes… need to be burnt into people’s psyches so that they won’t take risks like that again.Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan couldn’t rule out another financial crisis occurring. Source: ITN/YouTubeMa’am You’re going to have to quit crying so I can get the information from you.A 911 operator came under fire for her handling of a call from a woman who had just been raped. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandIt is unlikely that someone would be making or receiving a call, texting or browsing the internet through their cup.Minister Leo Varadkar ruled out a ban on drivers holding cups while driving. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandIt has not been easy. Cauterising the wound, and pinning the flesh back together is painful.Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore had a fairly graphic take on what it was like to end austerity. Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesWe suffered a greater miscarriage of justice than those who died in the Guildford, Woolwich and Birmingham bombings.The words of Paul Hill speaking after the death of Gerry Conlon (pictured) . The two men were part of the wrongly-convicted Guildford Four, imprisoned for an IRA bombing. Emma’s death was so avoidable.Caroline Sloan told an Oireachtas committee of the need to have epipens more readily available, after her daughter Emma (pictured) died of an allergic reaction in Dublin city centre after they were unable to access one. Source: RTÉ – Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTubeI first saw her in the corridors of Leinster House, and obviously I was very attracted to her… I have never met anybody like her in the sense of an attraction there that I just couldn’t resist.center_img The Head Porter said, I’ll leave you to it, shut the door, and then he changed. His demeanour changed… he wasn’t the Jimmy Savile that you saw on the telly, that you know, you saw at charity events. He was, he just wasn’t that sort of man anymore… He changed within, I would have said, seconds. His eyes were cold and dead…The account of a teenage girl who was subjected to a serious sexual assault by Jimmy Saville. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandWe can no longer afford to accept our harmful relationship with alcohol as the norm.A warning from Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, after the publication of a report that found Ireland spent €50 million a week on alcohol last year.last_img

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