Tuesday 25 April 2017

What it says in the papers

Julia Holmes (63) and her partner Thomas Ruttle (56)
Julia Holmes (63) and her partner Thomas Ruttle (56)
Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film "Inside Out" (Vice Versa) out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Dublin teenager Ana Hick
Gerry Adams
Prince Charles
A rescuer carries an injured child as migrants disembark from military ship "Bettica" following a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy
Michael Noonan
Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh gets involved in a tussle with Donegal's Neil Gallagher off the ball
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Here are the seven stories you need to know about.

'Burglars found bodies of couple during break-in' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Julia Holmes (63) and her partner Thomas Ruttle (56)
Julia Holmes (63) and her partner Thomas Ruttle (56)
Undated handout photo issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland of Julia Holmes who is on the run from police in Northern Ireland after jumping bail on fraud charges more than two years ago

Paul Williams reports how burglars discovered the badly decomposed bodies of an on-the-run fraudster and her partner when they broke into a farmhouse.

The thieves rang gardai in a panic after finding the remains of Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56) side-by-side on a bed.

The newspaper reveals how two handwritten notes were found on the kitchen table of the house near Askeaton, Co Limerick, and were apparently both signed by the deceased.

Ms Holmes was being investigated by police in the US and Ireland before she died.

The death of Ms Holmes and Mr Ruttle feature on the front pages of all the newspapers today, including 'The Herald', 'The Irish Times', the 'Irish Examiner', the 'Irish Daily Star', the 'Irish Sun', the 'Irish Daily Mail' and the 'Irish Daily Mirror'.

The front page of the 'Irish Independent' also carries a picture of Hollywood star Eva Longoria posing on the red carpet in Cannes for the screening of animated Disney film 'Inside Out'. 'Eva's a red carpet diva' is the headline.

Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film
Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film "Inside Out" (Vice Versa) out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film "Inside Out" (Vice Versa) out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film "Inside Out" (Vice Versa) out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Actress Eva Longoria poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the animated film "Inside Out" (Vice Versa) out of competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Today's 'Herald' carries a picture of tragic South Dublin teenager Ana Hick (18) who died after she collapsed outside a nightclub in Dublin's north inner city in the early hours of Saturday morning. She passed away at 5.30pm on Sunday night.

'Tributes to tragic Ana' is the headline. Robin Schiller and Conor Feehan report how her friends and classmates gathered at a vigil last night to remember the teenager. It is feared Ana may have taken ecstasy tablets and this is one avenue gardai are investigating following her sudden death.

Dublin teenager Ana Hick
Dublin teenager Ana Hick
Ana Hick

'Gerry meets with prince today' is one of the headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'. The newspaper reports how the Sinn Fein president and the North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will today hold historic face-to-face talks with Britain's Prince Charles.

The private meeting is expected to take place this afternoon as the royal starts his official four-day visit to Ireland with wife Camilla.

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams
Martin McGuinness has met with the Queen during previous royal visits to Northern Ireland
Charles and Camilla
Prince Charles
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles

'Majority against taking in fleeing migrants' is one of the headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports how more than half of the Irish electorate is opposed to allowing migrants fleeing from North Africa to settle in Ireland, according to an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.

This photo provided by the Italian Navy's Press Office Monday, May 4, 2015 shows members of an an Italian Navy unit, on the dinghy at right, as they rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Sunday, May 3, 2015
This photo provided by the Italian Navy's Press Office Monday, May 4, 2015 shows members of an an Italian Navy unit, on the dinghy at right, as they rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Sunday, May 3, 2015
The as yet un-named baby born aboard the military ship Bettica during a rescue operation of migrants off the coast of Sicily.
Migrants on a sinking rubber boat clamber up ropes and a ladder from the cargo ship Zeran that came to their aid (AP)
A young migrant is brought ashore at Salerno, Italy. Photo: Getty Images

When asked if Ireland should offer to resettle migrants as part of the EU response to the ongoing problem in the Mediterranean, some 52pc of voters said no, while 48pc said yes.

Support for the resettlement of migrants was strongest among Fine Gael voters, while more than 70pc of Sinn Fein supporters polled by the survey opposed the measure with 70pc of them saying no.

'Noonan to grill banks on high rate cost' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner' newspaper.

The newspaper reports how bank chiefs are to be quizzed today on how they propose to offer families with variable rate mortgages some relief or face possible government action.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is reported to be meeting with AIB CEO David Duffy and others, where they will be asked what their short-term and long-term solutions are.

Michael Noonan
Michael Noonan

'Tyrone captain Cavanagh fears on-field abuse has gone too far' is one of the main headlines in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.

Martin Breheny and Donnchadh Boyle report how Sean Cavanagh has "expressed concerns that the amount of abuse directed at players by opponents during games could have serious repercussions for their mental wellbeing".

The Tyrone captain says he has grown used to it over the years, but fears for younger and less experienced players who might take it seriously.

Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh gets involved in a tussle with Donegal's Neil Gallagher off the ball
Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh gets involved in a tussle with Donegal's Neil Gallagher off the ball
Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone

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