Thursday 19 October 2017

What it says in the papers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Siobhan Talbot, Group MD Glanbia PLC pictured with Baby Saoirse Power from Kilkenny,at the official launch of the Glanbia Ingredients Plant at Belview Kilkenny/ Waterford border. Photo: Frank McGrath
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Siobhan Talbot, Group MD Glanbia PLC pictured with Baby Saoirse Power from Kilkenny,at the official launch of the Glanbia Ingredients Plant at Belview Kilkenny/ Waterford border. Photo: Frank McGrath
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Brian O'Donnell pictured returning to his home in Gorse Hill in,Killiney Dublin this evening. Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
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Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.

'Boy (10) rescues sister from kidnapper' is one of the headline on the front page of the 'Irish Independent' today.

Paul Williams reports that the boy has been hailed a hero after clinging onto a moving jeep to rescue his sister from a convicted sex offender. "The criminal, who was on bail for robbery, attempted to abduct the girl (12) at the side of a country road near the village of Cullahill, Co Laois," he reports.

The front page also carries a picture of Taoiseach Enda Kenny holding nine-month-old Saoirse Power at the opening of Glanbia's new €185m milk processing plant. The headline reads: 'No point crying over spilled milk, Taoiseach'.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Siobhan Talbot, Group MD Glanbia PLC pictured with Baby Saoirse Power from Kilkenny,at the official launch of the Glanbia Ingredients Plant at Belview Kilkenny/ Waterford border. Photo: Frank McGrath
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Siobhan Talbot, Group MD Glanbia PLC pictured with Baby Saoirse Power from Kilkenny,at the official launch of the Glanbia Ingredients Plant at Belview Kilkenny/ Waterford border. Photo: Frank McGrath

'Pregnant woman shot in attack' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Alan O'Keeffe, Paul Williams and Sam Griffin report that a pregnant woman was shot alongside her partner in a gangland style attack. The couple were attacked outside a house in Clondalkin, in the west of Dublin city.

"Sources said a lone gunman, who had been lying in wait, approached the couple and fired a number of shots from a small-calibre handgun," the article states.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The man was hit at least once in the abdomen and the woman was shot in the arm.

Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin
Gardai investigate the non fatal shooting of a man and a pregnant woman at Grange View Lawns in Clondalkin

A picture of solicitor Brian O'Donnell arriving at his former home at 'Gorse Hill', Killiney, features on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

O'Donnell accused of 'being perched up in his tower in the castle behind the walls'' is the headline above a report by Kathy Sheridan on O'Donnell's appearance before the High Court yesterday.

Brian O'Donnell pictured returning to his home in Gorse Hill in,Killiney Dublin this evening. Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Brian O'Donnell pictured returning to his home in Gorse Hill in,Killiney Dublin this evening. Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Brian O'Donnell returning to Gorse Hill

'Kim's a blonde booty' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Sun'.

Kim Kardashian (34) almost broke the internet again - for dying her brunette tresses to blonde. Reaction has been mixed - with many comparing her to Legolas from 'Lord of the Rings', Draco Malfoy from 'Harry Potter', or the dragon from 'A Never Ending Story'. Kim debuted her new look during Paris Fashion Week.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian attends the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are seen on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are seen on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

'Gardai seek to restrict privilege in Dail' is the main headline on the front page of the today's 'Irish Examiner'.

The newspaper reports that "senior gardai have asked the chairman of the Dail to stop TDs from making 'adverse' comments and 'damaging allegations' in the chamber about members of the force".

Paul Galvin's surprise return to Kerry football makes the back page of the 'Irish Independent' again today.

Donnchadh Boyle reports that Kerry legend Pat Spillane has branded Galvin's return to inter-county football as a "major mistake".

Kerry legend Pat Spillane has branded Paul Galvin’s return to inter-county football as a 'major mistake'
Kerry legend Pat Spillane has branded Paul Galvin’s return to inter-county football as a 'major mistake'
Paul Galvin, Kerry, makes his way onto the pitch before the game. Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 5, Armagh v Kerry, Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Paul Galvin has made a surprise return to the Kerry panel

"While stressing that he'd like to see the return to work out for both parties, Spillane believes Galvin's comeback will be a distraction for the county as they set about retaining Sam Maguire," the report states.

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