Local Media Reports for the week ending 5 December by Tim Ryan


Carlow / Kilkenny

McGuinness seeks increased funding for L’Arche Kilkenny

Aylward highlights plight of farmer with dyslexia



Defence Forces on standby for terrorist threat

No housing available for subsidised tenants

Call for increase in kidney donors

Ireland still one of the safest places to live - Stanton

Universal health care does not add up – Bradford

Moynihan introduces legislation to maintain post office network



Coveney asked to investigate action of supertrawlers


Dublin Mid-West

Dowds urges higher excise on diesel



Galway Credit Union blazing a trail in promoting small business



Kerry an industrial wasteland - Fleming

Daly seeks action on drug smuggling

O’Sullivan calls for investigation into telephone directory inquiries


Kildare North / South

Lawlor calls for a second bridge for Celbridge


Laois / Offaly

Attempt to “strong-arm” landlords will not work - Stanley

Flanagan outlines new Stormont House Agreement

Offaly credit unions at risk from Government plans

Cowen welcomes reduction in commercial road tax but criticises new tyre disposal levy



New deal for hen harrier land outlined

Noonan introduces extra tax relief for certain landlords



Mayo putting insufficient money into house maintenance

Taoiseach disappointed at threatened nurses’ strike

Calleary outlines potential for credit unions



Lowry raises lack of resources at Scoil Aonghusa and Scoil Chormaic

Concern over students with special needs forced to travel to Waterford

Assurances sought from Hayes on vegetable prices



New Bill will strengthen rental sector - Coffey

Cummins outlines new legislation on decision-making capacity

History has shown that democracy always triumphs - Halligan



Columb Barracks being considered as possible refugee centre

New Bill to tighten bail laws - Penrose