Local Media Reports for the week ending 21 October by Tim Ryan


Local Media Reports


Evening Echo

  • Emphasis on public services and investment - McGrath
  • Lombard calls for review of local government boundaries
  • Buttimer pays tribute to Liam Cosgrave
  • Five years delay in dealing with Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal


  • Creed’s primary Budget aim to protect against Brexit
  • Anti-water charges protest more than about water -Buckley
  • Sherlock seeks investigation into cost of nicotine replacement therapies

Southern Star

  • Collins hopes Budget will benefit West Cork
  • Plan to priorities community-based mental health services
  • Many people will now pay doubly for water - Collins
Dublin Mid-West

Liffey Champion

  • Four out of five jobs created outside Dublin - Tánaiste

Connacht Tribune

  • Possibility of another children’s burial site at Lenaboy Castle
  • Criticism of €5m spent on Taoiseach’s communications unit

Kerrys Eye

  • A constant battle for rural people to get their rights
  • Sugar tax not a solution for obesity – Michael Healy-Rae
  • Only €30m available for sports capital applications of €155m.

Kildare North and South

Liffey Champion

  • Budget 2018 a lost opportunity - Murphy
  • Only €30m available for sports capital applications of €155m.

Kildare Nationalist

  • Budget too late for many Kildare schools – O’Loughlin
  • Lawless seeks innovation scheme for small business
  • O’Loughlin seeks intervention in rail dispute


Kilkenny Reporter

  • 95 families in Kilkenny on notice to quit
  • Assurances sought on future of post office network
 Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Budget 2018 is modest, fair and progressive - Cowen
  • Domestic charges do not reduce water usage - Nolan


Limerick Leader

  • Irish Water slow to repair leaks - Quinlivan
  • Budget 2018 a threadbare budget – O’Sullivan
  • Call for research into why young people smoke

Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Concern at increased Stamp Duty on agricultural land
  • Problem of illegal tobacco spreading south - Troy
  • Troy seeks additional funding for marketing Ireland


Connaught Telegraph

  • Confidence and Supply agreement key to delivery of Budget measures
  • 12 weeks wait for Mayo counselling service
  • Inordinate delays in securing flood relief scheme for Crossmolina


Tipperary Star

  • Lowry seeks aid from new scheme for Tipp SMEs
  • A Cup of Coffee Budget


Waterford News and Star

  • O’Sullivan seeks guarantee for 24/7cath lab
  • Coffey highlights increased spend on education and housing