“ I have a constant tremor in my left hand, it can be embarrassing but it’s not going to shorten my life.
However, I look forward to trying medicinal cannabis under prescription, once it is legalised. I would like to have the option to take it, legally.”
- Cllr Noel Tuohy, who has Parkinson’s Disease, after his motion to have medicinal cannabis legalised was backed by all elected members of Laois County Council.
“It’s about creating a positive atmosphere around fitness. While boys are more likely to play sports, our school is very much a sporting school.
But it is nice to do something that is not team oriented, so if you don’t find a sport that suits you, you can do something else like gym or dancing.”
- Physical education teacher at Scoil Chriost Rí in Portlaoise, Ms Maria Walsh, on the school’s win in the Fittest School competition.
“When you are dead you get the rap. The dead can’t talk. They think we are going to shut up but we’ll talk for him. I’ll talk for him until the day I die.”
- James Monaghan, father of the late Kieran, on the Durrow family’s fight for justice.
“I can’t believe that we
have won, it’s fantastic
for the team but brilliant
for community connections
and great for the SVT Community Hub. Personally I feel brilliant and haven’t felt this good in years”.
- Kevin Foley who was part of the Vicarstown team that won SVT Operation Transformation.
“After the date on the
show things went well.
We still haven't got
around to getting a game
together but hopefully I'll
get a chance to show him
how to really play golf
- Portlaoise golfer Mary Doyle on her First Dates experience.
“I want to get Orkambi before I have to get a lung transplant.”
- Niamh Doyle, 11, who has cystic fibrosis, and took part in a vigil in Portlaoise to ask
the government to buy the expensive drug Orkambi.
“We have a beautiful country here. It is destroyed by people who don’t pick up rubbish.”
- Judge Catherine Staines
handing out a fine for dumping.