Local Media Reports for the week ending 07 April 2018 by Tim Ryan.

Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Anomaly in bus fares highlighted
  • A real crisis now in teaching supply- Martin
  • Private providers of Home Care incur additional costs compared to the HSE
  • Eight Amendment does not give security to women

Southern Star

  • Call for processing plan for fish landed in West Cork
  • Call for free Wi-Fi for West Cork towns
  • Fianna Fáil committed to a full Cabinet Minister for Disability


  • Many businesses considering trading without insurance
  • Aid sought for underwater search and recovery units
  • People with a disability should be allowed to participate in sport

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • O’Rourke welcomes new Bill to allow IDA to purchase property
  • Lawless seeks to regulate online campaigning
  • Durkan accuses banks of being “judge and jury” in regard to customers


Connacht Tribune

  • Call for a minor injuries unit to be built at Merlin Park Hospital
  • One hundred and forty-six children homeless in Galway



  • Ferris highlights lack of resources at UHK
  • Call for independent assessment into congregated settings
  • Criticism of pay and conditions of Defence Forces


Kildare Nationalist

  • Concern at downturn in HPV vaccine take-up
  • Update sought on replace of school prefabs

Kilkenny People

  • Government criticised for inadequate action on motor insurance costs
  • Funchion seeks update on ASD places for next school year
  • Murnane O’Connor opposed to abortion up to 12 weeks

Connaught Telegraph

  • Call for a minor injuries unit to be built at Merlin Park Hospital
  • One hundred and forty-six children homeless in Galway
Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune

  • Latest homeless figures disappointing and frustrating - Cowen
  • Call for single access portal for public consultation

Limerick Leader

  • A quarter of Limerick’s GPs due to retire in next four years
  • People with disabilities still excluded from the working world
  • Call for urgent action on the cost of business insurance
Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner

  • Troy calls for non-traditional families to be among those greeting the Pope
  • Troy seeks change in community employment scheme in Moate

Waterford News and Star

  • Call for additional accommodation for Kilmacthomas Secondary School
  • Voting for repeal of the Eights is not voting for abortion – O’Sullivan
  • Cullinane seeks details on Brexit goods and services