Leinster Express Quotes of the Week



“The residents requested many years back to have the estate taken in charge. There’s an illegal sewerage connection from Woodgrove Mews where four houses are tapped into a private house, it should never have happened.”

Cllr Caroline Dwane, calling on Laois County Council to take Woodgrove in charge.

a dog’s life

“The reaction I’ve been getting from people is a lot more positive and friendly, and I’m treated more like a normal person now. He’s changed my life.”

Noreen McInerney talks about her guide dog Huw, and how he’s helped her.

Building Regulations

“I would council caution. It will destroy building and it could be the end of one off houses and extensions. No big developments are taking place, it is all nearly one off houses”

Cllr Willie Aird on updates to building regulations.


“Pylons, turbines, turf, themselves are not a problem, it is how they are introduced”

Pat Cooper, independent