Quotes of the week

What they said...

By Staff Reporter


By Staff Reporter



Donal Reid pictured at the launch of his book with Anthony Molloy and Frank McGlynn

“This is what Alasdair would have wanted, not to take it lying down. He would have wanted me to look at it.”

- John Farley, who has called on the HSE to release the findings of an internal investigation almost 10 months after the death of his partner, Alasdair Nimmo.

“I am confident that this project will ensure the long-term sustainable management of our mountains and upland areas for future generations.”

 Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Terence Slowey, at the launch of the Ascent project, a new collaboration to address environmental challenges facing northern European upland areas.

“Today’s launch is what we see as the beginning of the next stage, to facilitate the responsible enjoyment of Errigal.”

- Paul Roarty of Forbairt Dhún Lúiche, at the launch of Ascent.

“The search is on for the next Donegal Person of the Year, with the closing date for receipt of nominations the 30th of November.”

- Siobhan Shovlin of the Donegal Association Dublin, at the group’s annual general meeting.

“It’s not good for local businesses but it’s not just about us. It affects all people who have been using it for 15 years or more.”

- Letterkenny shop owner Anthony Arthur, after a well-used AIB ATM was removed from its location at Dunnes Stores on Oldtown Road.

“It was a very positive meeting and I believe the drugs issue is high up his agenda. Where possible, if there were resources available, he would add more to it.”

- Letterkenny anti-drugs campaigner, PJ Blake, after meeting with Garda Superintendent Michael Finan.

“We’d prefer if it wasn’t happening and prefer if everyone got around the table and sorted it sooner rather than later.”

- Chris Darby, principal of St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny, on the planned Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland strike action, due to begin today.

“In all of the recent disputes (Dublin Bus, Luas), they (the government) have had to resolve it, and this one could be resolved without having any impact on the public.”

- Donegal-based Garda Sergeant Paul Wallace, vice president of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, on industrial action by the gardaí.

“The question needs to be asked why this was even brought to court as it was an act of civil disobedience and not a criminal act.”

- Liam Whyte, a Can’t Pay Won’t Pay spokesperson, on the decision of a judge to find a 17-year-old guilty of false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton, during a 2014 protest in Jobstown against water charges.

“Every effort must be made to ensure that the post office branch in Dunlewey can remain open well into the future.”

 Sinn Féin Cllr. John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh, on the news that the local post mistress is due to step down shortly and An Post has put the contract for the branch out to public consultation.

“I tell the truth. There’s no backwaters with me and you will see it when you read it.”

- All-Ireland footballer Donal Reid at the launch of his autobiography, “Confessions of a Gaelic Footballer”.

“Cork and Sligo, they’re without a chance of progressing, so stranger things have happened. We need to do our preparation for Bohemians and try to get something out of that game to put it to bed.”

- Ollie Horgan, Finn Harps manager, on the Premier Division.