Local Media Reports for the week ending 16 December 2017 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 

Cork 

Evening Echo

  • Call for plebiscite on boundary review 
  • Martin highlights plight of ‘Section 39’ employees
  • Restoration of full pensions to former Taoisigh scandalous - Barry
  • Burke calls for fast-tracking of AIDS drug

Southern Star

  • Minister singles out Ludgate Hub as outstanding success
  • Concern at comments by Finance Minister in relation to SNAs
  • Lack of neurological disabilities services highlighted
Corkman
  • Lack of staff at St Patrick’s Hospital, Fermoy highlighted
  • Horse breeding and racing worth almost €2bn to Irish economy
  • Cork family in danger of losing home

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • O’Rourke seeks update on Tallaght Hospital investment programme
  • Lawless introduces online transparency Bill
  • Nobody chooses to sleep rough - Ó Broin
  • Call on Government to ratify UN Convention

Galway

Connacht Tribune

  • Proposal that NUIG President should be fluent Irish speaker
  • UHG accounts for a quarter of all patients awaiting inpatient treatment
  • Group to promote best practice in Galway restaurants

Kerry

Kerrys Eye

  • Call for speed limits in Glenflesk village
  • Brasil makes plea for drug to treat rare lung disorder
  • Shock expressed at suggestion to cease burning turf and coal
  • Withdrawal of pain relief patches criticised 

Kildare

Kildare Nationalist

  • Kildare deputies call for increased neurological services
  • Plan to develop peace and leadership institute in the Curragh
Kilkenny

Kilkenny Reporter

  • Call for increased Garda Reserve force in Kilkenny-Carlow
  • People unable to cash water refund cheque
  • Funchion concerned at impact of homelessness on children
Mayo

Connaught Telegraph

  • Ring secures €220m for rural Ireland
  • Ninety-seven week waiting list due to pay inequality
  • Publication of report on Castlebar GMIT campus sought
  • Kenny corrects Dáil record
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Cowen introduces Bill to limit short term lettings
  • Corcoran-Kennedy recommends horse racing film
  • Over 4,000 local authority houses empty - Cowen
Limerick

Limerick Leader

  • Need for swimming pool at UL
  • O’Dea calls on Taoiseach to intervene in CEI pension scheme
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Concern at refusal of medical cards
  • Extra funding sought for Midands Simon
  • Brexit poses a serious risk to racing industry

 

Waterford

Waterford News and Star

  • Cowen introduces Bill to limit short term lettings
  • Corcoran-Kennedy recommends horse racing film
  • Over 4,000 local authority houses empty - Cowen