Local Media Reports for the week ending 2 December 2017 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Twenty-three households at Leeside apartments given notice to quit
  • Parts of Cork City without mobile phone coverage
  • McGrath introduces legislation to block banks’ power of veto
  • Government committed to the plight of the undocumented Irish

Southern Star

  • Bandon Community Hospital not adequately staffed
  • Call to re-open West Cork garda stations 
  • Collins seeks compensation package for fishermen 
  • People with disabilities in West Cork must give 24 hours notice of their wish to travel


  • 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

  • Murphy introduces Bill to regulate gift vouchers
  • Government in breach in assessment of needs for children
  • Durkan seeks update on gaps in broadband service


Connacht Tribune

  • Suicide cases highlighted in the Seanad 
  • 14 social houses for 13,000 applicants


Kerrys Eye
  • Funding sought for greenway between Tralee and Fenit 
  • Closure of grada stations a mistake 
  • Money sought for Kerry roads 
  • Ferris concerned at decline in bird population


Kildare Nationalist

  • Kildare has just one garda for every 650 people 
  • Heydon seeks clarity for future of Portlaoise Hospital 
  • HAP tenants at a disadvantage in County Kildare 

Kilkenny Reporter

  • Aylward calls for a fodder crisis fund
  • Councillors to receive increased allowances
  • Update sought on Piltown overbridge

Connaught Telegraph

  • Calleary calls for urgent action on fodder crisis
  • Government accused of playing down rural crime
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • 140 gardai in County Offaly
  • Corcoran Kennedy seeks increased funding for arts centres
  • Government accused of trying to give impression that housing crisis is “normal”

Limerick Leader

  • Plight of Limerick sexual abuse victims highlighted 
  • Collins seeks a fodder aid fund
  • Motorised transport grant to resume in 2018
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Troy requests anomaly scanning for Midland Regional Hospital 
  • Increase in number of road fatalities worrying - Troy
Waterford News and Star
  • Explanation sought for bus privatisation in Waterford
  • Re-opening of rural garda stations essential - Butler
  • Butler seeks update on review into retirement age for public servants 
  • Update sought on Piltown overbridge