Local Media Reports for the week ending 10 February 2018 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Concern at loss of staff at St Finbarr’s Hospital
  • OPW Minister reports good progress on Glashaboy flood relief scheme
  • Martin raises concern over treatment of Irish troops in the Lebanon
  • Call for a new Digital Safety Commissioner

Southern Star

  • Calls for revoking of Bantry seaweed licence
  • Many West Cork houses now house three generations
  • Broadband as essential as electricity - Lombard


  • O’Keeffe seeks widening of new Affordable Homes scheme
  • Buckley seeks update on nursing home charges
  • Concern about legislation banning chiropractors access to X-rays

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Call for extension to North Kildare railway carparks
  • People still being denied access to medicinal canabis
  • Durkan concerned at tactics used by vulture funds to recover debt
  • Thousands caught in housing affordability gap


Connacht Tribune

  • Minister to relook at planned closure of Time 4 Us
  • Concern expressed at waste transfer facility for Ballinsalsoe
  • Call for increased funding for rural roads



  • Zero houses available in Kerry under repair-and-lease scheme
  • Delay of 22 weeks to get a driving test
  • Update sought on sale of Shannon LNG facility
  • Retirement age for firefighters should be extended to 60
  • Coghlan welcomes restoration of painting to Muckross House


Kildare Nationalist

  • Details sought on new affordable housing scheme for Co Kildare
  • Need for legislation to tackle revenge porn
  • Murphy critical of Irish Rail’s treatment of people with a disability

Kilkenny People

  • 32 properties available to rent in Kilkenny
  • 9,000 now homeless in Ireland

Connaught Telegraph

  • Call for increased funding for rural roads in Mayo
  • Inequality in teachers’ pay highlighted
  • Calleary questions Minister on bullying in the civil service
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Cowen proposes initiatives to provide affordable homes
  • Secondary school teachers treated appallingly
  • 1,850 waiting for orthodontic care in the Midlands

Limerick Leader

  • Limerick tenants have no protection – O’Sullivan
  • Huge potential in linking up second tier cities
  • Update sought on sale of Shannon LNG facility
  • Gavan concerned at US Vice-President’s visit to Shannon Airport
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Troy calls for update on legislation on equitable rates system
  • Athlone IT able to stand alone
  • McFadden critical of Irish Rail’s policy on disability

Waterford News and Star

  • Cullinane seeks details on investigation into Kenneally case
  • Case of Waterford man forced to stay on trolley highlighted in Seanad
  • Case of 87-year old in need of cataract highlighted