Local Media Reports for the week ending 30 January by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

Jake’s Legacy leads to introduction of new speed limits legislation

Concern about proposed takeover of Slaney Meats by ABP



Need to upgrade North Ring Road

Lack of spaces for students with autism in Cork

75 families per month made homeless in 2015

Collins defends Tánaiste against criticisms

Bradford calls for review of local authority reforms



County Donegal has seen no economic recovery - Pringle

Pringle highlights potential for catch-and-release bluefin tuna


Dublin Mid-West

Keating raises concerns over St Mary’s NS in Lucan

Fitzgerald commissions independent review of access to telephone records of journalists



Adequate office and manufacturing facilities sought for Galway

Galway flooding issues raised in Seanad



Ferris seeks compensation for inshore fishermen

Spring supports Begg appointment


Laois / Offaly

Fleming seeks appointment of OPW as statutory authority for Shannon flood relief

Concern at inadequate ambulance service for Portlaoise

Corcoran Kennedy concerned at regional road network in Offaly

School bus services under threat on Tipp/Offaly border



Government considering responses to UL study on zero-hour contracts

Taoiseach outlines range of measures to alleviate social housing shortage



Serious capacity issues at A & E Dept of Mayo General Hospital



Halligan criticises Tánaiste over Begg’s appointment



Support sought for UN Veterans’ initiative in Mullingar Barracks

Penrose clashes with Ag Minister over role of local hunt clubs