Leinster Express Quotes of the Week

Christmas for the family of baby sam mulhalL

Christmas for the family of baby sam mulhalL

“That was one of the most difficult few days as a family so far, being apart, literally one of us coming home from the hospital, handing over the car keys, and the other person heading straight up in their place. Hopefully next Christmas will be a family Christmas, all four of us together.”

Theresa Mulhall, mother to Eli and baby Sam who is in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

IDA performance

“How does it happen we are always overlooked? If Portlaoise had received even 0.1 percent of the 50,000 jobs the IDA created, that would have been 50 jobs. What do we lack? I want Mr O’Leary to account for this.”

Cllr Jerry Lodge, calling on the IDA boss to account for the IDA’s poor performance in Laois.


“This is going on five years and the number of boys and girls skating has more than doubled. Where there is a will there is a way, and the will of the council is not strong enough.”

Cllr Rotimi Adebari, calling on Laois County Council to build a skateboard park.