“What Melissa has done for me is just amazing and I am overwhelmed. Within three days of the transplant I could feel that I had so much more energy and no longer feel the tiredness which drained me. I’ve got the colour back in my cheeks.”
Kidney recipient Alison Honner on receiving a donation of a kidney from her sister Melissa
“How would you feel if a drunken driver killed your two children? This is your third conviction for drink driving, I have to protect the public.”
Judge Catherine Staines, sentencing a Cork man to ten months for drug driving
“We’re seeing an upsurge of robberies, all a feature of Portlaoise. We are constantly striving to provide a service in the rural community”
Chief Superintendant John Scanlon, who was speaking last week about crime figures across Laois for the third quarter of this year.