Local Media Reports for the week ending 22 July 2017 by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

Aylward seeks details on garda numbers in Carlow and Kilkenny

Call for changes to mortgage distress schemes



McGrath queries issuing of non-lethal Tasers to Cork garda detectives

Martin claims crisis in the Defence Forces

Call for urgent legislation on organ donation

Barry seeks six month training period for crane drivers

Call for urgent action on the M20

Less than 60,000 mortgages now in arrears - Stanton

Details sought on garda strength in West Cork

West Cork communities lost out on Leader funding


Dublin Midwest

Rental crisis now out of control

O’Rourke highlights problems with Home Care packages

Lawless introduces legislation to regulate drones



Government accused of lack of movement on the diaspora

New Rural Dept a “pig in a poke” – Ó Cúiv



Future plans for St Finan’s Hospital, Killarney raised

Now not the time to increase 9% VAT in hospitality sector

1800 people awaiting X-Rays and scans at UHT

Healy-Rae highlights impediments to solving housing crisis


Laois / Offaly

County Offaly has highest rate of homelessness in the Midlands

Concern at reduction in public dental service in the Midlands

Nolan seeks additional classroom for Birr school



O’Donnell calls for urgent action on the M20

O’Sullivan calls for urgent changes to fast-track housing

Increasing levels of anti-social behaviour in Limerick city


Longford / Westmeath

Deputies outline challenges facing rural people

Possible legal challenge to absence of Motorised Transport Scheme



Minister of State to meet Mayo residents with defective houses

Chambers seeks details of contingency plans for a terrorist attack

Ring introduces Bill to establish new Department


Sligo / Leitrim

Case of Leitrim woman in need of Home Care package raised with Taoiseach

Kenny seeks protection of two teachers in Kiltyclogher

Fifty per cent of Leitrim GPs to retire in seven years



Butler critical of extra charges from nursing homes

Concern expressed about Ireland’s bid to hold the Rugby World Cup

Butler supports banning of sale of disposable coffee cups