Thursday 27 October 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 25/06/2015 | 06:59

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer

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'Top court dashes hopes of mortgage rate cut' reads the top line in the Irish Independent this morning as banks escape being forced to slash their variable mortgage rates. The decision of the three-judge Court of Appeal means efforts to get rates reduced have suffered a major setback.

Yesterday, one of the Berkeley survivors posted an emotional message online vowing to live the "most fulfilling life possible" despite fears that she may never walk again. 'I may never walk again' writes The Herald as Clodagh Cogley revealed the extent of her horrific injuries and paid tribute to her six friends that died.

'Brokovich offers to help families with Berkeley case' reports the Irish Examiner as the US activist Erin Brokovich offered her assistance to the victims of last week's balcony collapse. Ms Brokovich, whose 1993 campaign against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in Hinkley, California, inspired a film, has partnered with Dublin law firm Phelim O'Neill solciitors to offer her assistance.

The Irish Times reports that 'Paramilitaries force hundreds from their homes', writing that nearly 1,300 incidents of paramilitaries forcing people from their homes have been reported in Northern Ireland in the past three years.

'Odds of me ever using my legs again are pretty bleak' writes The Irish Sun who also report on the brave message from injured student Clodagh Cogley.

The Irish Daily Mirror also reports on this story with the same headline as The Herald - 'I may never walk again'.

A new line on the Graham Dwyer/Victoria Andreenkova emerges from the Irish Daily Star today with 'I'll wait for Dwyer forever' as the killer's new girlfriend has reportedly tried to make contact with Elaine's family.

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