Local Media Reports for the week ending 26 May 2017 by Tim Ryan

Carlow / Kilkenny

Cost of insurance a scandal - Aylward

Anti-social behaviour not being addressed

Senator critical of new rates system

Cork

Cork city man told to wait 18 months for a hip operation

Call for investment in Cork transport infrastructure

O’Brien calls for update on system for medical negligence claims

Government failing thousands of young people - Barry

Collins seeks extension of Homemaker’s Scheme

Cork Farmer’s payment held up for three years

800,000 residents born outside of Ireland

Many businesses left exposed with no insurance

Dublin Mid-West

O’Rourke seeks root and branch review of Home Care system

Kenny calls for protection of workers

O’Broin seeks legislation to regulate Airbnbs

Lawless supports ban on mercury products

Galway

Concern at reduction in Ros  a’ Mhíl fishing fleet

Cloosh Valley forest loss estimated at €4m

Kerry

Continuous onslaught against the Catholic Church

Brassil seeks adequate funding for University Hospital Kerry

Farmers being “blackguarded” in current payments system

Concern at ending of funding for Orthodontic waiting lists

Laois / Offaly

One in four schoolchildren now overweight

Nolan calls for an end to discrimination in education

Corcoran Kennedy puts through Bill on medical indemnity insurance

Limerick

O’Donnell critical of closure of Limerick railway station

Collins concerned at lack of support to protect Irish jobs

Varadkar accused of making outlandish claims on social welfare fraud

Mayo

2,281 waiting for outpatient appointments at MUH

33,436 housing units built since 2011 - Taoiseach

Chambers seeks update on Air Corps personnel

Waterford

Concern at lack of 24-7 cardiology service

Coffey condemns bed closures

Cullinane seeks progress on technological universities