“It was hard to describe. It was like the weight of the tree almost swept the car to one side and that’s what saved our lives.”
Collette Brennan on surviving last week’s storm
“We have to encourage people in business to continue to trade, traders in Portlaoise are finding it very difficult and it’s of huge importance that this package (to encourage business) is done right.”
Cllr Willie Aird, on revitalising Main St, Portlaoise.
“Biddie lived on her own and was blind, she had a cow that was her main source of income. There was a severe water shortage at the time and when the drought came she started to pray and water appeared.”
Cllr Kathleen O’Brien, calls for a plaque at Biddie Aghaboe’s well.
“The biggest aspect of this team is they will not give up for one another. They’re a very close knit bunch. We all work really, really hard at that and trying to get even closer still. I’d say this is nearly as close to a club spirit as you’d get in a county team.”
Laois Senior Hurling manager Seamus Plunkett after Laois’s win over Offaly