Leinster Express quotes of the week

Ger Bergin, IFA presidential candidate.
ploughing championships

ploughing championships

“It was beyond all our expectations. The crowd was immense, the atmosphere electric and I think a good bit of business was done.”

Anna May McHugh, MD of the National Ploughing Association

Money and farming

“The scarcity of money is the big issue. There are huge bills there because of the bad summer last year followed by the difficult winter and spring. There are huge credit problems.”

Jer Bergin IFA

Presidential candidate

Ploughing traffic

“Wednesday was unprecedented with the biggest number of people ever, 100,000. When you consider that in context, everyone was on site within 2.5 to 3 hours, that is pretty phenomenal.”

Garda Supt

Yvonne Lundon

Greenwire meet laois GAA

“Money was never mentioned. I took it that there would be benefits to community projects such as Tidy Towns. There is never anything wrong with hearing information.”

Gerry Kavanagh

Chairman of Laois GAA