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

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

 

Donegal

Update sought on tourism project at Malin Head

 

Galway

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

 

Kerry

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

 

Limerick

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

Collins questions Justice Minister on security plans

 

Mayo

Calleary receives assurances on Mayo dementia project

People entitled to warm, comfortable accommodation

 

Tipperary

Difficulty in replacing retired GP in Bansha

Assurances sought from Hayes on vegetable prices

Two year rent reviews to bring certainty to rental market

 

Waterford

Deasy seeks extension of Living City Initiative

Cullinane queries lack of promised 24-7 cardiology unit

 

Westmeath

Troy concerned at opt out clause in new Child Care Bill