A 93 year old woman held hostage during a violent robbery in Roscommon this week will not let the incident keep her from running her business.
That's according to her son Richie Farrell following the aggravated burglary in Ballintubber on Monday that also saw two of Una Farrells her sons bound and threatened by a gang of men.
The suspects were armed with screw drivers and other implements and reportedly tried to hide their accents during the break in.
One son in his 60s received minor injuries following the ordeal but did not require hospital treatment.
The family run a rural shop in a premises connected to their home, with the shop opening for business yesterday morning as normal.
Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show, Richie says his mother is made of strong stuff:
I'd like to thank the local community for a start, they've been very good and very supportive.
You wouldn't expect anything less from her (Una) for people who know her.
They are of a generation who are very resilient and have seen a lot.
As she said yesterday, she will not let the cowards keep her from what she loves doing.