Leinster Express Quotes of the Week

At the launch of the Laois Sinn Fein Local election campaign in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel l/r  Local candidate Cllr.Caroline Dwane-Stanley, Sinn Fein EU Candidate Cllr. Matt. Carthy, Monaghan , and local candidates  Aidan Mullins,and Rhoda Dooley- Brogan.


“It’s about 40 kms in length from Portarlington to Graiguecullen and that’s a hell of a lot of doors”.

Mr Aidan Mullins, Sinn Féin local election candidate


“If you put in traffic lights, when the schools open you’re going to have traffic built up there. The public are horrified at this idea, the more people I’ve spoken to the more worried they are.”

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald, on plans to build traffic lights on the Block Road, Portlaoise.


“I don’t want a bill every month, and then have to replace my kettle and pay for water that damages my washing machine.”

Cllr Rotimi Adebari, calling on Irish Water to deal with Laois’ hard water problem.


“She’s a fine animal, and she’ll make good money yet!”

86 year old Julia Bracken, a resident of Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington, who had a special visit recently by a 12 week old simmental calf.