Local Media Reports for the week ending 12 December by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

Kilkenny businesses under threat because of criminality

2,000 incidents of diesel laundering



Cork rents increase by 13.5%

Clarity sought in relation to funding for Cork City Council

Homelessness crisis worsening - Martin

New Bill will protect children leaving care - McLellan

Concern at new contracts for rural GPs



Update sought on tourism project at Malin Head



A & E at University Hospital Galway not fit for purpose - Taoiseach

Galway city rents rose by 12% in a three month period

Higgins highlights unfair procedures in school admissions in Athenry



Griffin proposes CCTV cameras at Kerry access points

Concern at long waiting lists for cataract extractions

Ferris highlights plight of housing crisis in Kerry


Kildare North / South

Durkan seeks progress on Naas town centre

600 new gardai key to tackling crime


Laois / Offaly

Laois and Kildare farmyards turned into fortresses

Local Authority rent cap of €480 for Laois not feasible

Cowen castigates Government for refusal to increase rent supplement

Cowen queries reduction in staff at landlord/tenancy dispute body



Neville queries decision not to build 20-bed child unit in Limerick Regional Hospital

Collins questions Justice Minister on security plans



Calleary receives assurances on Mayo dementia project

People entitled to warm, comfortable accommodation



Difficulty in replacing retired GP in Bansha

Assurances sought from Hayes on vegetable prices

Two year rent reviews to bring certainty to rental market



Deasy seeks extension of Living City Initiative

Cullinane queries lack of promised 24-7 cardiology unit



Troy concerned at opt out clause in new Child Care Bill