I would prefer to be drunk The week in quotes

first_img Jun 24th 2018, 7:01 PM Source: PA ImagesPeople need to wake up to the fact that this president and his approach jeopardises that which makes us Americans.Former FBI director James Comey on US president Donald Trump. By Nicky Ryan http://jrnl.ie/4086660 One thing I remember was having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait when I was in junior infants but beyond this I felt right at home.Nicholas Ndlovu on settling into life in Ireland – he became an Irish citizen last month. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieHer mother was still living in a Magdalene Laundry, aged 50. How she was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a corrugated tin roof. The only heat came from an open-door cooker and her mother’s thin winter coat. The year was 1998.Anne Roper, writer, producer and director of No Country for Women, on Magdalene laundries. Source: Leah Farrell/PA ImagesLast year I had the privilege of being elected Taoiseach, something that would have been unimaginable when I was born, and would have seemed impossible even a few short years ago.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in his speech to the Dáil marking the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Share2 Tweet Email ‘I would prefer to be drunk’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. 3 Comments center_img Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 7:00 PM Short URL I hope it kicks the Irish banks in the ass up and down the country.Fianna Fáil’s John McGuinness on the action he hopes the Central Bank takes on Ulster Bank for overcharging some customers on loan repayments. Source: Pool Picture Oireachtas/Rollingnews.ieI have some difficulties in walking. I am not drunk; I have sciatica, I would prefer to be drunk.How European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker opened his address to the Oireachtas. Source: ProPublica/YouTubeImagine getting a call from your six-year-old niece. She’s crying and begging me to go get her. She says, ‘I promise I’ll behave, but please get me out of here. I’m all alone.’Civil rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury on audio released from a US detention centre. 18,799 Views Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more