Local Media Reports for the week ending 26 December by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

Aylward queries delays in garda compensation claim

Phelan introduces Bill to increase number of High Court judges



Buttimer highlights multi-agency role of Cork Prison

O’Brien calls for major reforms in judicial system

Attachment of earnings legislation in force form from 11 January

Moynihan concerned at slow deliver of high-speed broadband

Justice Minister pays tribute to David Stanton for his work on new bankruptcy Bill

McLellan critical of pensions to former office holders



Concern at reduction in admissions to Letterkenny Hospital

Death of two Donegal garda officers recalled in Dáil



O’Cúiv introduces legislation to preserve all Easter 1916 sites

Call for revised salary scale for child care workers



Griffin introduces Bill on ramming of Garda vehicles

Government yet to decide on when to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state

Country senators at an unfair advantage - Moloney


Kildare North / South

Lawlor advocates mandatory sentencing for ramming of garda vehicles

New Bankruptcy Bill reduces term from three to one year


Laois / Offaly

Fleming seeks commitment in respect of Local Property Tax

Stanley proposes an Independent Planning Regulator

Local Authorities need to be re-imbursed for flood relief measures - Cowen

Vital for Housing Minister to retain control over building standards - Cowen



Minister introduces landmark Bill for Technology Universities

Collins criticises lack of judges

Neville welcomes final closure of St Patrick’s Institution



Ring to encourage more women involvement in sport

New bankruptcy legislation allows relief to those burdened with debt

Number of patients on trolleys down 33 per cent over one year



Elderly and poverty stricken need more help



Coffey empathises with those affected by flooding

Halligan proposes Bill on right to end life



New Bankruptcy Bill originated at a kitchen table in Ballynacargy

McFadden calls for speedy payment of flood relief assistance