"I had to hit the net, there was only seconds left, so I had to hit the net. Thank God it went in."
Jody Dillon, last minute winning goalscorer in the Laois Senior Football Final against Portlaoise
“We knocked on each of the then 25,000 houses in County Laois hoping to get a donation of one old pound towards building the Kolbe centre. We collected over £73,000.”
Ballycoolan man Gordon Bradley on the collection to build the Kolbe Centre at the Laois Down Syndrome 21st Party
“Whereas some people will forget these events, for others it will not be possible to forget, the scars of injury and suffering of the families is everlasting”.
Chief Supt John Scanlon at the 40th Anniversary Memorial Mass for IRA bomb victim Michael Clerkin
Battling the bug
“I had cancer but Mary (my wife) had to cope with everything. She always does a lot but she had to do a lot more.”
Killenard farmer Christy Slevin on the ssupport given by his wife in his battle with prostate cancer
“He knows the misery caused by heroin and he was caught dealing on three occasions.”
Judge Catherine Staines, sentencing a man to jail for six months for selling heroin.