“This winter and the following winters are going to be difficult”: the week in quotes


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I don’t know how someone can be cruel enough to take my daughter’s life. What I do know is that Sarah will never be forgotten and that she is remembered with infinite love. I hold onto Sarah’s memories, hold them tight to keep them safe. The other night I dreamed that Sarah was showing up at home. In my dream, I was holding her and I could feel her physically. Jeremy was there, we comforted her by telling her: “It’s okay Sarah, it’s okay. I would give anything to hold her back once more; Hope I dream of this dream again.

An excerpt from the victim impact statement given to Sarah Everard’s mother, Susan, after a police officer was convicted of her murder.

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This winter and the following winters are going to be difficult.

Minister Eamon Ryan on the challenges facing the Irish electricity grid in the years to come.

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I want to go all the way, it’s part of my rebuilding effort. I want to face these people, I want them to see who their victims were – what happened to us, and who left.

Marko, 31, who lost his friend Victor in the Paris attacks in 2015, explains why he decided to share his experience that night during the trial of the defendants.

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It’s just insolence to think that migrants are like a tap that can be turned on and off when needed.

Truck driver Tomasz Orynski on the shortage of truck drivers in Great Britain.

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To be honest with you, I wish people weren’t running away from Cabinet, of course I do. However, I was asked to investigate this, I could not find out who did. I am not optimistic.

Taoiseach Department General Secretary Martin Fraser on his attempts to find who leaked details of the Mother and Baby Homes report.

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I don’t blame the players as much as I blame that we live in a country that has no culture of public health, little culture of solidarity, and we are suffering from it. We’ve suffered from it before, but now it’s going to be written roughly about one of the most important pop cultural institutions we have.

Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, on potential issues ahead with a vaccination warrant for NBA basketball league players.

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The country was already burnt to the ground when it reopened, prematurely easing restrictions late last year, triggering an increase in the number of cases. The continued success of Ireland and Europe will depend on widespread vaccination breaking the link between easing the brakes and the spread of the virus.

A word of warning from Bloomberg after placing Ireland No.1 in its Covid resilience ranking.



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