Sunday 22 October 2017

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The pilots of this Taiwanese aircraft, which crashed shortly after take-off from Taipei City, were hailed as heroes for steering the plane away from built-up areas before plunging into a river. At least 25 passengers died while others were missing as investigators combed the scene.
The pilots of this Taiwanese aircraft, which crashed shortly after take-off from Taipei City, were hailed as heroes for steering the plane away from built-up areas before plunging into a river. At least 25 passengers died while others were missing as investigators combed the scene.
Rory McIlroy outside court earlier this week. Photo: Courtpix
Conor Ridge, head of Horizon Sports Management
Model Kerri-Nicole Blanc and her litter of 10 lucky kittens celebrate Wednesdays big Lotto jackpot which is an estimated 10 million
A Greek flag flies outside the Athens Stock Exchange (AP)
French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Hollande stated, during the visit by Alexis Tsipras, that European Union rules and debt commitments must apply to all
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz yesterday. Reuters.
The distraught mother of little Jake Brennan (6), Roseann Brennan pictured at Lintown Grove, where he died after a road accident
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Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.

'Plane Plunge Terror' is the headline in today's 'Irish Independent' above an image of the Taiwanese passenger aircraft flying over a bridge before crashing into a nearby river.

The pilots of this Taiwanese aircraft, which crashed shortly after take-off from Taipei City, were hailed as heroes for steering the plane away from built-up areas before plunging into a river. At least 25 passengers died while others were missing as investigators combed the scene.
The pilots of this Taiwanese aircraft, which crashed shortly after take-off from Taipei City, were hailed as heroes for steering the plane away from built-up areas before plunging into a river. At least 25 passengers died while others were missing as investigators combed the scene.
The mangled fuselage of the TransAsia Airways commercial plane is dragged to the river bank after it crashed in Taipei (AP)
Rescuers pull passengers from the aircraft
Rescuers and soldiers remove air plane parts after a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City. Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers drag airplane parts with boats after a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City. Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers and soldiers remove airplane parts after a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City. Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers carry out a rescue operation after a TransAsia Airways plane crash landed in a river, in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. At least two people were killed when a Taiwanese TransAsia plane carrying 58 people crashed landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, the Taiwan government said. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers pull a passenger out of the TransAsia Airways plane which crash landed in a river, in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. At least two people were killed when a Taiwanese TransAsia plane carrying 58 people crashed landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, the Taiwan government said. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers pull a passenger out of the TransAsia Airways plane which crash landed in a river, in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. At least two people were killed when a Taiwanese TransAsia plane carrying 58 people crashed landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, the Taiwan government said. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers carry out rescue operations after a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. One person was killed but another 10 showed "no sign of life" after the TransAsia plane carrying 58 passengers and crew crashed into a river in downtown Taipei shortly after take-off, Taiwan's fire department said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Emergency personnel try to extract passengers from a commercial plane after it crashed in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Rescuers pull a passenger out of the TransAsia Airways plane which crash landed in a river in New Taipei City, February 4, 2015. At least two people were killed when a Taiwanese TransAsia plane carrying 58 people crashed landed in a Taipei river on Wednesday, the Taiwan government said. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
Emergency personnel work after a commercial plane crashed into a river in Taipei (AP
An ambulance arrives as rescuers carry out rescue operations after a TransAsia plane crashed into a river in New Taipei City. Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Rescuers carry out a rescue operation after a TransAsia Airways plane crash landed in a river, in New Taipei City. Reuters/Stringer
Policemen control traffic next to the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways plane which hit a motorway before crash landing in a river, in New Taipei City. Reuters/Stringer

The pilots of the aircraft have been hailed as heroes for steering the plane away form built-up areas before plunging into the river. At least 25 passengers died while a search for 12 missing passengers began again today.

'Settled at 4am: the €22m McIlroy deal' is the main story on the front page of the newspaper.

Dearbhail McDonald and Karl McGinty report that golfer Rory McIlroy jetted off to Florida yesterday, hours after lawyers brokered a 4am deal that will the World Number One pay more than €22m to his former agents Horizon.

"After 18 months of costly legal wrangling, the matter finally drew to a close in less than 40 seconds as the High Court was informed the 'entire matter has been resolved'," the newspaper reported.

Rory McIlroy outside court earlier this week. Photo: Courtpix
Rory McIlroy outside court earlier this week. Photo: Courtpix
Rory McIlroy, pictured, has settled his contract dispute with his former agent Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management
The settlement is believed to be worth in the region of 17 million euro
Conor Ridge, head of Horizon Sports Management

"€10m Lotto Balls-Up' is the main headline on today's 'Herald'.

Emma Jane Hade writes: "The National Lottery was embarrassingly forced to postpone the Lotto draw last night following a major glitch."

The €10m midweek draw will now take place this evening after last night's was abandoned for the first time in 10 years, the newspaper reported.

Some 3,500 Lotto retailers encountered serious problems with the ticketing system, which is powered by Spanish company Telefonica.

Model Kerri-Nicole Blanc and her litter of 10 lucky kittens celebrate Wednesdays big Lotto jackpot which is an estimated 10 million
Model Kerri-Nicole Blanc and her litter of 10 lucky kittens celebrate Wednesdays big Lotto jackpot which is an estimated 10 million

'ECB turns up pressure on Athens by refusing Greek bonds' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports that Greece's bid to get a new debt deal received a serious setback last night after the European Central Bank announced it would no longer accept Greek bonds as collateral for loans.

The 'Irish Sun' carries a story on it's back page on Dublin GAA star Shane Carthy.

In an interview, the footballer (20) said he once contemplated taking his own life but has turned a corner. "I'm nearly out the other side," he said.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz yesterday. Reuters.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a news conference after meeting European Parliament President Martin Schulz yesterday. Reuters.
A Greek flag flies outside the Athens Stock Exchange (AP)

Grieving mother Roseann Brennan, from Kilkenny, features on the front page picture of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

Roseann is holding a picture of her six-year-old son Jake, who was knocked down and killed last June.

The newspaper reports how Roseann is  pressing ahead with plans to lead a four-day protest outside the Dail next week over speed limits in housing estates.

She believes allocated funding of €2 million to local authorities to help enforce 30km/h speed limits is simply not enough to keep children safe.

And finally, in today's Irish Independent Sport, Martin Breheny writes that the GAA's controversial deal with Sky Sports yielded only a tiny revenue increase last year.

The distraught mother of little Jake Brennan (6), Roseann Brennan pictured at Lintown Grove, where he died after a road accident
The distraught mother of little Jake Brennan (6), Roseann Brennan pictured at Lintown Grove, where he died after a road accident

Media rights for 2014 were €10.5m, up by €356,000 on the previous year.

Sky came aboard for the first time last season, replacing TV3 as the secondary TV broadcaster to RTE.

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