QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Comment -

“Sergeant Mau­rice Mc­Cabe, and who ex­em­pli­fied hard work in his own call­ing, was re­pul­sively den­i­grated for be­ing no more than a good ci­ti­zen and po­lice of­fi­cer.” Dis­clo­sures tri­bunal chair­man Mr Jus­tice Peter Charleton.

“A good woman was hounded out of of­fice. She was not af­forded due process.” Health Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris says Frances Fitzger­ald has been ‘vin­di­cated’ by the Dis­clo­sures tri­bunal re­port.

“If I was a cynic, which I am not, I be­lieve this out­come is more about opin­ion polls than tele­coms poles. It is more about op­tics than fi­bre op­tics.” Com­mu­ni­ca­tions min­is­ter De­nis Naugh­ten an­nounces his res­ig­na­tion in the Dail.

“They have been ac­tively sup­port­ing right-wing po­lit­i­cal par­ties and politi­cians. I don’t un­der­stand why the press, the po­lit­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment and the pub­lic are so re­luc­tant to call out what the Rus­sians have been do­ing.” Hil­lary Clin­ton on the “cy­ber war” al­legedly be­ing mounted by Rus­sia on the West.

“Many peo­ple may think that, though the short­term im­pact of Brexit will be se­vere, we will swiftly re­cover. The pain will go on for a long time and will only be re­duced by rad­i­cal mea­sures of dereg­u­la­tion and cost sav­ing.” For­mer UK prime min­is­ter Tony Blair.

“He was a strange dude. He would take a bot­tle of glue — we didn’t have glue sticks in those days — and he would pour the glue on his arm, let it dry, peel it off and then eat it.” Stephen Miller, Trump’s for­mer teacher, re­calls the US pres­i­dent as a school­boy.

“I might be the most bul­lied per­son in the world.” US First Lady Me­la­nia Trump.

“Get­ting rid of a hu­man be­ing is like re­sort­ing to a con­tract killer to solve a prob­lem.” Pope Fran­cis on abor­tion.

“I told him his ac­tions over the past three weeks had led me to be­lieve some­thing in­ap­pro­pri­ate was go­ing on. He ag­gres­sively, and re­peat­edly, called me a psy­cho/nuts/ men­tal.” Ac­tress Re­becca Humphries, dump­ing co­me­dian Seann Walsh be­cause of a shared kiss with his Strictly Come Danc­ing part­ner Katya Jones.

“If women want re­spect in so­ci­ety they must do their part to raise their own value. Stop throw­ing it away on empty dis­play.” Fem­i­nist aca­demic Camille Paglia on singer Ari­ana Grande’s skimpy out­fit at Aretha Franklin’s fu­neral.

“You’re meant to be thin, but not that thin. You’re sup­posed to go out and have sex, then peo­ple say ‘No, you’re a slut’. You’re al­ways too much of some­thing.” Ac­tress Keira Knight­ley on the dif­fi­cult mes­sages that go out to young women.

“She has the abil­ity to do a mil­lion things at once in her brain.” Jack Brooks­bank on his new bride, Bri­tain’s Princess Eu­ge­nie.

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