Local Media Reports for the week ending 25 November 2017 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 

Cork 

Evening Echo

  • Extra funding sought for Grove Cottage, Togher 
  • Ó Laoghaire introduces radical legislation to deal with large numbers 
  • Cork City to spend €155m on social housing
  • No respite care available to many Cork families

Southern Star

  • West Cork in disarray with overgrowth 
  • Lombard raises issues surrounding funding for Sherkin Island Arts programme
  • Tribute paid to role of Red Cross in south-west Cork

The Corkman

  • Long waiting lists for orthodontic services highlighted 
  • Public confidence in Garda management undermined 
  • Election of female chairperson of Cork County Board a positive step

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Murphy critical of decision to overturn Celbridge Local Area Plan
  • Criticism of loophole in tenancy laws 
  • Lawless seeks increased investment in research and development

Galway

Connacht Tribune

  • Galway rents up 14.5 per cent
  • Criticism of zealot approach to public services card

Kerry

Kerrys Eye
  • Deputies seeks longer processing time for Nano Nagle students
  • Ferris highlights plight of four Kerry families 
  • Suggestion to fit speed limiters in cars

Kildare

Kildare Nationalist

  • Legislation sought to curb revenge porn
  • Homelessness particularly difficult for families with special needs
  • Urgent need to roll out broadband
Kilkenny

Kilkenny Reporter

  • Just two ambulances available to Kilkenny at night 
  • Over ninety per cent of people will not pay water charges
Mayo

Connaught Telegraph

  • Major problem of Japanese knotweed in Co Mayo
  • More videos of current government than of Coronation Street - Calleary
  • Fairness sought for uses of group water schemes
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Improvement works needed on the N62
  • Rural crime spiralling out of control - Nolan
Limerick

Limerick Leader

  • O’Donnell proposes rail spur to Shannon Airport
  • Limerick rents up ten per cent
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Funding sought for Good2Talk in Mullingar
  • Housing crisis a hindrance to foreign direct investment
Waterford

Waterford News and Star

  • South-East got one per cent of jobs created last year
  • Investment in Irish Water ensured Waterford beaches can fly blue flags again