Thursday 8 December 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 12/08/2015 | 06:50

Karen Buckley at her brother Brendan’s wedding
Karen Buckley at her brother Brendan’s wedding

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The report of Alexander Pacteau pleading guilty to the murder of Irish student nurse Karen Buckley covers the front pages of all of the nationals this morning.

'What a waste of a young life' reads the line from the Irish Independent which also carries a photo of Karen's devastated parents Marian and John outside Glasgow High Court where the plea hearing took place yesterday.

The Herald ran with the line 'Tears for 'our little angel' Karen' as the paper reports that her father said Pacteau was a "cowardly, vicious criminal".

'True evil' and 'Truly evil' are the top lines taken by the Irish Sun, the Irish Daily Mirror and the Irish Daily Star.

Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner reads 'The dignity of a devastated dad' as the report focuses on the heartbroken family statement read on the steps of the court house following the hearing.

'Our hearts are broken at the thoughts of Karen's final moments' is the splash from the Irish Times which - again - runs with a picture of Karen Buckley's greiving family.

Taking a backseat this morning on the front pages is the news that almost 58,000 Leaving Cert students are set to receive their results this morning.

Many of the papers are running exam specials designed to help students make the bridge to their appropriate college and career choices.

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