Local Media Reports for the week ending 19 December by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

7,000 members now in Men’s Sheds - Phelan



Support sought for Bandon businesses destroyed by floods

Small farmer jailed for non-payment of parking fine

New Sinn Féin Bill to repeal discrimination in schools

Concern at proposed sale of Oilgate Refinery

McLellan seeks adequate protection for artists



Pringle calls for resignation of Councillor O’Donnell

Adequate compensation sought for flood victims


Dublin Mid-West

Keating introduces legislation to establish a Suicide Prevention Authority

Fitzgerald announces closure of St Patrick’s Institution



Action sought on Galway flooding

People frustrated at lack of response to coastal erosion



Kerry bore brunt of Storm Desmond

Ferris concerned at delays in farm partnership scheme

Spring seeks action on gambling and the sale of alcohol


Kildare North / South

Murphy berates lack of consequences for political corruption


Laois / Offaly

Stanley seeks aid for Laois flood victims

Fleming introduces new Bill to provide cheaper medicines

Flanagan regrets omission of the legacy of the past in the NI Agreement

Fianna Fáil committed to implementing recommendations of Mahon Tribunal

Cowen hopes for early implementation of new deposit retention scheme



Behaviour by politicians on RTE programme “shocking” - Collins

ECT treatment has a bad image - Neville



Calleary blames OPW for Crossmolina flooding

Taoiseach empathises with people affected by flooding

Mulherin criticises councils for installing oil fired boilers



Closure of St Michael’s Hospital a disaster - Healy

“RTE Investigates” highlighted greed of the few - Hayes

McGrath introduces new Bill to protect homeowners



Amalgamation of Waterford and Wexford mental health services a disaster

Cummins welcomes closure of St Patrick’s Institution



Troy criticises lack of action to protect houses from flooding

Penrose seeks a quota for Irish music on the airwaves