Local Media Reports for the week ending 27 January 2018 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Call for longterm transport vision for Cork city and county
  • Government does not understand gravity of housing crisis
  • Over 9,000 on hospital trolleys in Cork

Southern Star

  • 80 year-old West Cork woman left on trolley for 48 hours
  • Collins seeks pay restoration for Section 39 workers
  • Minister of State to meet Deputy Murphy O’Mahony to discuss kelp licence


  • Details sought on upgrade of the N22 
  • Sherlock seeks debate on Cork foster services
  • Moynihan highlights need for extra resource hours for Cork schools
  • Date sought for completion of broadband roll-out

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Ireland has one of the most centralised forms of local government in Europe
  • Lack of GSOC resources criticised
  • There is a reason for the trolley crisis - Kenny


Connacht Tribune

  • Galway health service not fit for purpose
  • National Framework Plan is “Leprechaun policy”
  • Irish Government better prepared for Brexit than the UK


  • Michael Healy-Rae prepared to lose Dáil seat over stance on Eight Amendment
  • Kerry deputies critical of delayed GLAS payments


Kildare Nationalist

  • Support sought for with young people with intellectual disabilities
  • Conflict between community employment and other State recruitment schemes
  • Call for pay restoration for Section 30 workers in Kildare

Kilkenny Reporter

  • McGuinness seeks increased resources for St Luke’s
  • Aylward calls for pay restoration for Section 39 organisations
  • Funchion criticises Facebook over lack of response

Connaught Telegraph

  • Calleary highlights plight of Western Care employees
  • Mulherin seeks added value from Coillte for Mayo
  • Ring examining proposals on community banking model
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Rent costs now in the stratosphere - Cowen
  • Optimum time to reach patients in life-threatening situations not being met
  • Brexit poses a major threat to timber industry

Limerick Leader

  • UHL holds record as the most overcrowded hospital in the State
  • Plight of Abbeyfeale house responsibility of Limerick Council and Dept of Housing
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Penrose argues for Midland Public Bank in Mullingar
  • Cost of rising insurance major issue for restaurants
  • McFadden supports repeal of Eight Amendment
Waterford News and Star
  • Time for men to stand up for women’s rights - Halligan
  • Plight of treatment of 75 year-old in WUH highlighted
  • Coffey stresses need for inquiry into Waterford paedophile case