Local Media Reports for the week ending 8 July 2017 by Tim Ryan

Carlow/Kilkenny

Time to restore Kilkenny Corporation - McGuinness

Amber Women’s Refuge Centre overstretched - Funchion

Aylward highlights delays in farm payments

Cork

Collins supports restoration of town councils

Daly outlines range of mental health services

Update sought on compensation for tillage farmers

Assurances that Cork gardai have sufficient resources

Children being turned away from mental health services in Cork - Buckley

Rural towns and villages falling apart - Buckley

Government accused of dragging its feet in protection of children legislation

Judiciary must be free from bias – O’Brien

Lombard calls for a strategy for female sports

 Dublin Mid-West

O’Rourke seeks progress in reduction of hospital trolley numbers

Curran cautions against increases waste disposal charges

Irish do not do radical reform - Murphy

Galway

Home Care packages as scarce as “hen’s teeth”

Abolishing town councils left Galway towns without a voice

Call for more social and affordable housing for Galway

Kerry

Rent caps driving landlords out of the market

O’Sullivan concerned at shortage of Leaving Cert examiners

Last Fine Gael/Labour Government kicked the people in the teeth

Laois / Offaly

Health service in Offaly “an absolute shambles” - Nolan

Nolan calls for fairness in public pay restoration

Limerick

Difficulties in recruiting replacement GPs in Limerick

Fifty vacancies for chefs in Limerick

Thirty-three to thirty-five pupils in Limerick national school classes

Lack of applicants for Farm Relief Scheme

Mayo

Leader programme not working in Mayo - Senator

Calleary seeks update on controversial €13 bn Apple corporation tax

School transport rules having a devastating effect in Co Mayo

Sligo - Leitrim

Deputies highlight plight of school children in Gortletteragh

MacSharry critical of new boundary changes

Beef farmers not getting a fair price - Kenny

Waterford

Mobile cath lab will reduce waiting lists at UHW - Harris

Abolition of town councils short-sighted and destructive - Butler

Westmeath

Mullingar woman left in pain awaiting simple procedure in Mater Hospital

Call for a new tourism brand for the Midlands

Penrose regrets supporting abolition of town councils