Saturday 25 February 2017

What it says in the papers

Here are the seven stories you need to know about today

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun
Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun
Vogue and Brian McFadden arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at the Marker Hotel Dublin.
'Now EU tells banks not to cut variable mortgages' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he leaves an emergency euro zone summit in Brussels
As EU chiefs continue wrangling with a desperate Greek government, the commission said that our bailed-out banks should be allowed to profiteer on the back of mortgage holders
Dublin's Bernard Brogan

'Now EU tells banks not to cut variable mortgages' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Niall O'Connor and Charlie Weston report that the European Commission has "backed the hard line being taken by Irish banks in their refusal to slash variable mortgage rates for tens of thousands of families".

'Now EU tells banks not to cut variable mortgages' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
'Now EU tells banks not to cut variable mortgages' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

"As EU chiefs continue wrangling over the Greek government, the Commission said our bailed-out banks should be allowed to profiteer on the back of mortgage holders," the report states.

The front page also carries a story about young Dublin mum Emma Murphy (26) who has been widely praised internationally for speaking about a victim of domestic violence.

Ms Murphy, from Ballymun in North Dublin, identified her former partner in a video message on Facebook, where she appears with a badly bruised face. The video has been viewed by more than two million people and has been picked up by major news outlets in the UK, US and Australia.

The young mum-of-two also appears on the front page of today's 'Herald', which carries a story about how gardai are investigating the incident, which is alleged to have occurred at a North Dublin gym.

Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun
Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun
Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun
Emma Murphy goes through a range of emotions in this series of screengrabs from the video she posted on Facebook which was recorded on the stairs of her home in Ballymun

Details surrounding the investigation into the attack make the front pages of today's 'Irish Sun' and 'Irish Daily Mail'.

A picture of Brian McFadden and wife Vogue Williams also appears on the front page under the headline 'Brian and Vogue in shock split'. The couple announced last night, via their respective Twitter accounts, that their marriage was no more and they were going their separate ways. The pair wed three years ago in Italy and had previously just last month announced they had bought a new home in Howth, North Dublin.

Vogue and Brian McFadden arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at the Marker Hotel Dublin.
Vogue and Brian McFadden arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at the Marker Hotel Dublin.
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams, Brian McFadden
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden

Vogue and Brian's marriage split also features on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Mirror' and 'Irish Daily Star'.

'Biker gang murder 'on CCTV'' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

Gardai told a court that a biker's murder was recorded on a security camera - and that the killing is linked to a bitter feud between motorcycle gangs. The comments were made during a bail hearing at Limerick District Court and the court was told the killing of biker Andrew 'Odd' O'Donoghue was "captured on CCTV". A 48-year-old man has been charged with his murder, while a 26-year-old man is charged with impeding the garda investigation into the murder.

'All 28 EU leaders to decide on Greece' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves after an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state and government in Brussels (AP)
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaves after an emergency summit of eurozone heads of state and government in Brussels (AP)
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he leaves an emergency euro zone summit in Brussels
As EU chiefs continue wrangling with a desperate Greek government, the commission said that our bailed-out banks should be allowed to profiteer on the back of mortgage holders
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pours a cup of coffee as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Francois Hollande prior to an emergency summit in Brussels yesterday. Photo: Reuters
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos waits for the start of the meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. Photo: AP
A tourist takes a picture outside the Greek Central Bank
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens yesterday

The newspaper reports that all 28 EU leaders will meet this Sunday to consider a third bailout programme for the country. It comes after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged to submit detailed proposals on a new bailout package to EU leaders tomorrow. It comes after a series of meetings took place in Brussels yesterday that ended without agreement after Mr Tsipras and his finance minister failed to table fresh proposals as promised.

The grieving mother of drowning victim Barry Davis Ryan is pictured on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner' under the headline 'Please help find my son and bring him back'.

Barry Davis Ryan
Barry Davis Ryan
Niamh O'Connor
Barry Ryan senior who tragically drowned off Baltimore, Co. Cork, on Tuesday evening.

Ann Davis made the plea on RTE's Six One News last night. Her son was swept out to sea in Baltimore, Cork, a week ago. The search for his body has been ongoing but hampered by poor weather conditions. Ms Davis has made an emotional plea for more divers to help find her son and "bring him back". The weather is expected to improve on Friday. The young man's girlfriend Niamh O'Connor (20) was swept out to sea by a freak wave. Both Mr Ryan and his father, Barry Ryan Sr (51) died trying to rescue her.

Bernard Brogan is one of the main stories in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'. Donnchadh Boyle reports that the Oliver Plunketts man has picked up a hand injury and has a finger in splint this week as the Dubs prepare for their Leinster final clash against Westmeath.

Dublin's Bernard Brogan
Dublin's Bernard Brogan
28 June 2015; Bernard Brogan, Dublin, checks to see if team-mate Diarmuid Connolly is ok after Brogan hit him in the face with the ball after scoring his side's second goal. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Kildare. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

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