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Quotes of the week

Brian McEniff

“There were adults and children brought down the stairs and the firemen brought them to safety. It could have been an atrocity altogether. There could have been a death toll.

Shop owner Sean Foody, who was one of the first on the scene of a fire which destroyed nine cars and caused an estimated €500,00 damage at an apartment complex in Rosemount Lane, Letterkenny

“Thelatest data on funding levels which have been respectively allocated to adult and children's palliative care and hospice services since 2013 paints a very clear picture of the shocking disparity which exists between the monies provided to services for adults and those allocated to children's services.

Donegal TD, Pearse Doherty
Sinn Féin spokesperon on finance

“Micheál has undoubtedly been the most positive influence on Irish language production in Ireland. He has broken the mould when it comes to great vision and brave commissioning decisions that have consistently delivered world-class film and drama to audiences around the world.”

Aine Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) paying tribute
to Donegal man Mícheál Ó Meallaigh who will receive an IFTA for Outstanding Contribution to television and the Irish language on Friday night

“It has changed our lives. I have two children and could not take them out together on my own before. I had to choose one child or the other.”

Katy Tyrell McCafferty on her son Jimmy's, who has autism, need for a service dog.

“We need to get the A5 up and running and then get up to standard with the roads we need in Donegal. I fear we may not get the roads we need in this county if we don't get the A5”.

Cllr Gerry McMonagle at a meeting of Donegal Co. Council

“Staff are understandably very concerned” and “want to know the effects, if any, on the health of anyone who has been drinking the water.”

Sen. Pádraig MacLochlainn on news that staff at St Conal's health campus in Letterkenny have been told not to drink the water there.

“This is the worst Portuguese man o' war infestation off Irish coasts in over 100 years.”

A spokesperson for the Irish Water Safety Association

“I am fully supportive of the local residents and their bona fide concerns regarding this application. It is in everyone's interest to maintain the natural beauty and unspoilt nature of the area around Cruit Island.”

Pat the Cope Gallagher TD
on plans for an oyster farm near Cruit Island

“There was a photograph taken in Belfield of Fr Mick and the 13 players and each of the players are here tonight. There is so much love and appreciation for him. It was a great tribute to him and it shows what he meant to them.”

Martin Coyle, goalkeeper on the 1982 All Ireland Colleges winning PCC Falcarragh team, at the Fr Mick Sweeney

“Kilcar were awesome against Naomh Conaill. Their pace and running off the ball was as good as you are likely to see at any level.”

Former All-Ireland wining coach Brian McEniff on the Kilcar v Niamh Conall match