Local Media Reports for the week ending 03 March 2018 by Tim Ryan

Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Forty per cent increased in burglaries in Cork city
  • Clarification sought on upgrade of Tinker’s Cross junction
  • 52,000 children waiting for outpatient appointments
  • One million over 65 by 2030

Southern Star

  • Tánaiste asked to intervene in closure of Ballineen post office
  • 4,000 new cases of dementia every year
  • Collins calls on Government to get over its anti-rural agenda


  • 376,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder in intervention stocks
  • Omission of Cobh from Government’s Plan criticised
  • Call for the trade of cooper to become a recognised apprenticeship

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Need for a new school building in Kilcock
  • Curran highlights crisis in public transport
  • O’Rourke welcomes minimum pricing on alcohol products


Connacht Tribune

  • Details of Wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way outlined
  • Two hospital theatres now closed for six months
  • Project Ireland 2040 to support Atlantic Economic Corridor
  • New legislation to regulate gambling



  • Call to prioritise Killarney by-pass
  • Proliferation of red deer at crisis levels
  • Delays in accessing X-Ray at University Hospital Kerry criticised


Kildare Nationalist

  • Heydon seeks details of appeals for process for clubs refused sports funding
  • Kildare commuter time has increased by 15 minutes
  • Heydon calls for further roll-out of Seniors Alert Scheme

Kilkenny People

  • Call to prevent banks selling mortgages to vulture funds
  • Crisis at St Luke’s highlighted
  • Placing of cancer labels on alcohol products a step too far

Connaught Telegraph

  • Restrictions on Castlebar Educate Together School raised in Seanad
  • Killala uniquely positioned for data centre
  • Call for removal of restrictions to pain-reducing drug
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Unemployment rate of 9.3% in the Midlands
  • Project Ireland 2040 fails the Midlands
  • Sucker herd sector in crisis

Limerick Leader

  • Senator disagrees with Limerick Chamber CEO
  • O’Donnell welcomes flood relief money for Limerick city
  • O’Dea highlights bogus use of self-employment
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Troy queries terms of new Alcohol Bill
  • Only 27 plasterers in apprenticeship schemes
  • Three civil servants managing Dormant Fund of €259m

Waterford News and Star

  • Now the time to plan for a population of 5.7 million
  • Huge drop in suckler cow numbers in Waterford
  • Halligan asked to consider the trade of cooper as an apprenticeship