MING FLANAGAN AND THE PENALTY POINTS: THE WEEK IN QUOTES
"Sindo fails to mention it was in fact the gardai who contacted me to have my penalty points removed."
"I have used @Irishrail since Christmas. Life a lot easier. The roads lots safer."
"On the issue of the penalty points, it was corrupt what I did. So draw your own conclusions. But I don't think it's a resigning matter."
"I utterly reject his allegations that I sorted out his penalty points issue for him. I will take all necessary steps to protect my good name and reputation."
Frank Dawson, Roscommon county manager
"People are very, very angry. He implicated the county manager, who is one of the most decent people you could meet."
Frank Feighan, Fine Gael TD, Roscommon
"He's brought shame on the county and people are really annoyed."
Labour Senator John Kelly
"I am totally disillusioned with the behaviour of Ming Flanagan over the last few days. I was very unhappy at what transpired – it was wrong. And it was damaging to the integrity and reputation of independents in the Dail."
Independent TD Finian McGrath