Sunday 24 September 2017

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The Grimes twins - Jedward.
The Grimes twins - Jedward.
Johnny Sexton
Jedward
Flowers lie in front of the Copenhagen synagogue where a security guard was killed (AP)
The Danish flag sits among flowers and messages left at a memorial in front of the synagogue in Krystalgade for the victims of the deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen. Photo: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces outside Debaltseve yesterday. Photo: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Former Minister Pat Carey. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
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'Cheap loans for builders to speed up home supply' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Fionnan Sheahan reports that property developers will be loaned money at low rates of interest by the State to pay for roads, footpaths and sewerage in housing estates to speed up home-building.

The move is aimed at increasing the supply of home in Dublin.

The Government is also planning to refund development contributions to builders and is looking at bringing in measures to provide certainty to the rental market and prevent large increases in rent.

'Scarred Sexton vows to play on' is the headline above a picture of Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton who is sporting a black eye and six stitches after a brave performance in Ireland's victory over France at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Johnny Sexton
Johnny Sexton
Johnny Sexton celebrates at the final whistle. He didn’t take a backwards step, he’s been that way since he was a small boy
A bloodied Johnny Sexton goes to his knees after shipping a heavy blow from Mathieu Bastareaud.
Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, during the second half
Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, picks up a blood injury following a clash of heads during the second half. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v France. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, is attended to by team doctor Dr. Eanna Falvey and referee Wayne Barnes following a blood injury during the second half. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v France. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

'Blasted to death at home' is the headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

The headline appears over a picture of a window with bullet holes in it. The story concerns the fatal shooting of a 64-year-old man outside his home.

Edward Nugent was shot dead outside his home in Walkinstown, Dublin, at approximately 9.30pm last night.

Gardai are investigating whether this was a case of mistaken identity. A number of neighbours paid tribute to Mr Nugent last night. "He was a brilliant neighbour," said one woman.

Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in his sixties at a house on Harty Avenue in Walkinstown, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

Denmark and the Ukraine dominate the front page of today's Irish Times. A picture of a man holding his head in his hands as he surveys floral tributes outside the Krudtonden cultural centre in Copenhagen appears on the front page.

A man died at the centre when he was shot on Saturday. A second man was gunned down outside a synagogue some hours later. The suspect in both killings was shot dead some time later by police.

Flowers lie in front of the Copenhagen synagogue where a security guard was killed (AP)
Flowers lie in front of the Copenhagen synagogue where a security guard was killed (AP)
The Danish flag sits among flowers and messages left at a memorial in front of the synagogue in Krystalgade for the victims of the deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen. Photo: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
The body of a gunman, believed to be Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, lies on the pavement as Copenhagen police forensic officers examine the scene after a shooting attack at a free speech event and then at a synagogue. Photo: AP Photo / TV2 Norway
Police personnel and vehicles are seen along a street in central Copenhagen, early February 15, 2015 following shootings at a synagogue in Krystalgade. One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in an attack on the synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe. The news followed a shooting attack earlier Saturday on a cafe which hosted a debate on freedom of speech and was attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. One man died in that attack, and police said a suspect was still at large. REUTERS/Martin Sylvest/Scanpix Denmark (DENMARK - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL SALES
A police secures the police headquarters in Copenhagen, February 15, 2015. Danish police shot dead a man in Copenhagen on Sunday during an intensive manhunt after earlier shootings in which two people were killed and five were wounded. One man died in the first attack, on an arts cafe hosting controversial artist Lars Vilks, and another died in an attack on a synagogue close by. It was not clear if the two attacks were carried out by the same person or people. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
An investigator at the bullet-riddled Krudttonder café in Copenhagen. Photo: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces outside Debaltseve yesterday. Photo: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The delicate ceasefire in the Ukraine is still in place despite fighting around the town of Debaltseve in the east of the country, the newspaper reports.

Former Fianna Fail minister Pat Carey appears on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

Ex-Fianna Fail TD Pat Carey
Ex-Fianna Fail TD Pat Carey
Former Minister Pat Carey. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Pat Carey

A smiling Mr Carey (67) is posing alongside his partner Wai.

The retired politician said he had been wary of public reaction since coming out last week - but reported that people had been very positive towards him.

'Jednado' is the headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Sun'.

The newspaper reports that Irish twins Jedward are set to appear in 'Sharknado 3'.

The former X Factor stars - Lucan twins John an Edward (23) - posed with their good friend, actress Tara Reid, just as she begun filming the third instalment in Florida.

John and Edward Grimes arrive at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
John and Edward Grimes arrive at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Jedward arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
Jedward arrives for the Pride of Ireland awards celebrating the country's unsung heroes at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photo credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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The Grimes twins - Jedward.

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