Local Media Reports for the week ending 18 November 2017 by Tim Ryan


Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Concern at closure of Passage West Primary Care Health Centre
  • Thirty-five aggravated burglaries in County Cork
  • Action sought to protect Fermoy weir 
  • Irish Rail needs an extra €103m to stand still

Southern Star

  • ‌Housing issue beyond crisis point - Collins
  • Horticultural sector facing huge storm losses
  • North Korea ahead of Ireland is ratifying UN Convention

The Corkman

  • ‌Concern at increase in Cork housing waiting lists
  • Action sought to protect Fermoy weir
  • No plans for a fodder scheme for farmers

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Sallins the fastest growing town in Europe - Lawless 
  • Criticism of regular breaches of housing standards in private sector 
  • Major problem with delivery of home care packages


Connacht Tribune

  • ‌Failure of Apple Data Centre reflects a lack of political leadership 
  • No institution can be trusted - Connolly


Kerrys Eye

  • Crisis in lack of respite facilities 
  • Call for reduced tax on rental income
  • Government trying to criminalise young drivers – Healy-Rae 
  • Call for extension in time for cutting of hedgerows


Kildare Nationalist

  • County Kildare badly in need of investment in roads 
  • Heydon seeks update on sports capital funding 
  • O’Loughlin seeks update on Monasterevin Day Care Centre

Kilkenny Reporter

  • Sale of quarries a severe blow to the south-east 
  • Level of house inspections unacceptable

Connaught Telegraph

  • Mayo children cannot even access waiting list - Chambers 
  • Lack of political leadership a real problem for the West of Ireland 
  • “Golden Circle” still in operation
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Criminal gangs well known to gardaí 
  • Failure to supervise private rented sector is a shame on the Government 
  • Those who paid water charges treated same as those who did not

Limerick Leader

  • Forty-five Australian companies looking at Mid-West
  • Clarity sought on future unemployment figures
  • O’Dea seeks progress on legislation for persons on low hour contracts
  • The world is waiting – O’Dea 
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Government not allowing Midland towns to grow 
  • Troy seeks clarity on wind farm guidelines 
  • Davitt seeks improved conditions for local councillors

Waterford News and Star

  • An address should not determine suitability for employment - Butler
  • Sale of quarries a severe blow to the south-east