Tuesday 27 September 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 29/06/2015 | 07:02

These are the stories that you need to know about this morning.

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The Irish Independent leads with the Athlone couple who were killed in the Tunisia beach massacre, reporting that Larry and Martina Hayes were waiting for a bus to the airport when the terrorist opened fire.

'Gunned down as they waited to come home' reads the headline as the article reveals that the pair died just hours before leaving after a week-long holiday.

This is also the front page splash on The Herald but the paper runs another piece 'Man critical after being stabbed in the back' on its front page as a man in his 30s is fighting for his life was attacked outside Club M nightclub on Cope Street. The assault was one of a number of violent incidents that occurred in the tourist district over the weekend.

The Irish Times run a colour piece from Lara Marlowe in Sousse, Tunisia, on their front page as the journalist reflects on the aftermath of the terrorist attack with 'Solidarity between holidaymakers and Tunisians prevails against grief and fear.

'One last walk on the beach' and 'Killed in a final walk along beach' are the lines from the Irish Sun and the Irish Daily Mirror respectively as both papers lead with the tragic Athlone couple who dies in Tunisia, raising the Irish death toll in the beach resort killings to three.

The Irish Daily Star takes the line 'Gunned down by 'evil rats'' as the brother of Martina Hayes Billy Kelly slammed those responsible for her murder.

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