Local Media Reports for the week ending 9 December 2017 by Tim Ryan


Local Media Reports 


Evening Echo

  • Cork in need of further development
  • Sinn Féin has full confidence in Disclosures Tribunal judge
  • Buttimer pays tribute to former Tánaiste
  • Re-opening of Ballinspittle Garda Station welcomed
  • Potential of Ehealth highlighted

Southern Star

  • Collins criticises Budget inadequacies 
  • Budget does not take into account cost of disability
  • Lombard outlines challenges of carbon emissions
  • People trapped in Turas Nua - Moynihan
  • Garda workforce to reach 21,000 by 2021 - Stanton
  • Community employment schemes should be extended to pension age

Dublin Mid West

Liffey Champion

  • Curran seeks additional resources for family resource centres
  • Kenny highlights plight of victims of domestic abuse
  • Harder now for second-hand buyers to move on


Connacht Tribune

  • Light rail system proposed for Galway
  • Government providing €14m to Irish organisations abroad each year


Kerrys Eye


  • Taoiseach asked to block transfer of licence fee proposal
  • Twenty per cent of sports grants applications are invalid
  • Healy-Rae seeks transfer of Fair Deal funds to Home Help
  • Taoiseach called on to re-open Kenmare garda stations



Kildare Nationalist


  • Update sought on Athy ring road
  • Only sixteen per cent of Irish women receive full State pension
  • Heydon seeks increase in rates for foster parents



Kilkenny Reporter


  • Department of Social Protection an example to other departments
  • Concern at change to pre-school year
  • Planning control being considered in rented accommodation sector



Connaught Telegraph


  • LPT exemption sought for house with pyrite and mica
  • Request for Irish scheme for Erris School
  • Criticism of vulture fund Promontoria


Laois / Offaly

Tullamore Tribune


  • Flanagan satisfied with terms of reference of Disclosures Tribunal
  • Cowen introduces more transparency in sales



Limerick Leader


  • Almost 800 people in Mid-West waiting for cataract surgery
  • Traffic calming measures sought for Kilcornan


Longford / Westmeath

Westmeath Examiner


  • Troy seeks details of sports grants allocation
  • Penrose salutes work of carers, the “unsung heroes”



Waterford News and Star

  • Butler appeals to Minister to prevent ISPCC closure
  • Obstacles blocking future development of Waterford city
  • Coffey pays tribute to former Tánaiste