Local Media Reports for the week ending 28 October 2017 by Tim Ryan


Local Media Reports


Evening Echo

  • Call for agreement on extension of Cork city boundaries
  • Need for a national flood forecasting service
  • Number of children in emergency accommodation at a shocking level
  • Fianna Fáil first to put water charges on the agenda - Barry

The Corkman

  • Closure of Charleville Credit Union a huge shock
  • Concern at extension of Cork city boundary

Southern Star

  • Extending city boundaries akin to a Cork Brexit - Collins
  • Scale of Storm damage not appreciated

Dublin Mid/West

Liffey Champion

  • 500 on waiting list for one surgeon in Tallaght Hospital
  • Kildare had lowest level of leaks but first to be metered
  • Tánaiste outlines new loan scheme for SMEs

Galway East

Connaght Tribune

  • Amalgamation of Galway City and County Councils will increase underfunding
  • Clarification sought on toll-out of mandatory reporting

Kerrys Eye

  • 700 post offices facing insolvency
  • Danny Healy-Rae opposed to extension of Cork city boundary
  • Brassil concerned at increase in level of imported cars

Connaght Tribune

  • Budget a time to keep the pressure on - Heydon
  • O’Loughlin queries resources available to deal with child abuse allegations
  • O’Rourke seeks extension of Child Benefit


Kilkenny Reporter

  • Budget 2018 simply “keeps the show on the road” - McGuinness
  • Huge concern at possible closure of vet labs
  • Women outrages and reduced pension entitlements

Tulamore Tribune

  • Concern at recent spate of crimes in Offaly and Laois
  • Leader programme too bureaucratic - Nolan


Limerick Leader

  • O’Donnell seeks action on flooded areas in Limerick
  • UHL at breaking point - Quinlivan
  • Majority of Irish companies ill-prepared for Brexit - Collins

Westmeath Examiner

  • Rates on Penrose shop went from €400 to €2,300
  • Tracker mortgage scandal a shameful example of wanton greed
  • Pension system riddled with anomalies


Connaught Telegraph

  • 500 Mayo children waiting for speech and language therapy
  • Call for fines on people who put other lives at risk
  • Weak position of farmers needs to be addressed

Waterford News and Star

  • More events like Storm Ophelia on the way – O’Sullivan
  • Huge concern at possible closure of vet labs