‘I am delighted to hear today that Deputy Finneran is to honour his commitment and (that he) will step down if the hospital is closed or downgraded’ – Independent Cllr. Tom Crosby. ‘Deputy Finneran will do whatever he has to do. You can be assured of that’ -Fianna Fail Cllr. John Cummins. ‘It’s down to the people now. If they don’t come out and support us on May 12th, we are sunk altogether’ – HAC Cllr. Valerie Byrne. ‘All we want is to get an assurance from Mary Harney and Brian Cowen in writing to put people’s minds at rest’ – Council Mayor Cllr. John Kelly. ‘One extra emergency bed in Portiuncula Hospital for all of County Roscommon. Are these people serious?’ – Fine Gael Councillor Domnick Connolly. ‘I have to agree that a lot of the managers in the HSE wouldn’t arrange a p*ss-up in a brewery’ – Fianna Fail Cllr. Paddy Kilduff. ‘If Deputy Finneran burned down a house full of Fianna Fail councillors they would write him a letter thanking him for the heat’ – Independent Cllr. Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan. ‘If this document is implemented, the people of West Roscommon might as well ring the undertaker because he is the only man they will need’ – Sinn Fein Cllr. Michael Mulligan.