Saturday 27 December 2014

What it says in the papers

Published 01/07/2014 | 07:22

The EU Commissioner's pay-off, latest drowning tragedies and a guilty verdict for Rolf Harris are some of the stories that cover the front pages this morning.

The Irish Independent writes 'Revealed: Maire's €432k EU pay-off and €162k pension' as the details of Ireland's outgoing European Commission Maire Geoghan-Quinn's adjustment fund are uncovered.

Another front page story in this paper is the tragic deaths of two children yesterday. 'Boy (5) and teen die in separate drowning tragedies' reads the top line as the death toll during the summer months climbs.

'Dad's frantic hunt for pond boy (5)' reports the Herald on the same tale as little Ahmed Bari vanished from his Tyrrelstown home while his parents were getting his older brother ready for school.

The Irish Examiner writes 'Two children drown in separate accidents' reporting that the two drownings occurred in the space of just a few hours yesterday.

This paper also covers an incredible yarn of a 22-year-old Irish Immigrant surviving a potentially horrific accident. 'Irish woman survives being run over by three NY trains'  reads the headline.

An international story graces the front page of the Irish Times with 'Bodies of three Israeli youths found' in a field north of the West Bank city of Hebron, just over two weeks after they were seized by Hamas militants.

Meanwhile, the Irish Daily Star - 'Rotten Rolf' - and the Irish Daily Mail - 'Revealed: the full sordid story of how Rolf Harris preyed on young women' -cover the Rolf Harris guilty verdict with some prominence.

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