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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Quotes of the week

"We really want to thank ye all so much for coming out and supporting us - ye were the 16th man up in Croke Park on Sunday."

Tipperary captain Seamus Callanan explains the numbers game to the fans after Tipp beat a 14-man Kilkenny to lift the MacCarthy Cup.

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"I'm not sure if my voice is going from shouting on the sideline yesterday or from singing Caledonia last night!"

Tipp manager Liam Sheehy at the same homecoming event for the All-Ireland champions in Semple Stadium last Monday.

"You have set a very blistering timetable of 30 days - if I understood you correctly. I am more than happy with that."

British prime minister Boris Johnson last Wednesday, misunderstanding German chancellor Angela Merkel's point that it's always been up to the UK to come up with proposals on the backstop.

"I consider Irish peace to be European peace. We must not allow it to be threatened by a political and institutional crisis in Britain."

French president Emmanuel Macron, talking to Boris Johnson last Thursday.

"Prime minister Johnson's hero is Winston Churchill and he seems to view himself as a modern-day Churchill. However, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK government's only Churchillian legacy will be 'never have so few done so much damage to so many'."

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan speaking to the Irish Independent last week.

"We found no evidence to support the 'cat lady' stereotype: cat owners did not differ from others on self-reported symptoms of depression, anxiety or their experiences in close relationships."

University of California research paper.

"Nobody can be trusted. In my world, in this world, I think nobody can be trusted."

US president Donald Trump sets out his world-view when talking about US negotiations with the Taliban.

"I wish I could find whoever destroyed this city. I would kill him."

Oum Khalil, a 59-year-old grandmother in devastated Douma, Syria, who lost her husband and most of her sons in the civil war. She is raising her five grandchildren while her daughters-in-law go to work.

Sunday Independent

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