Thursday 8 December 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 09/09/2015 | 06:50

Skellig Michael will be used in the latest Star Wars film
Skellig Michael will be used in the latest Star Wars film

These are the five stories covering the front pages of the nationals this morning.

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1. The sentencing of Karen Buckley's killer Alexander Pacteau

All of the front pages run a versoin of this story with headlines such as 'Streets are safer after 'evil, cowardly' Pacteau jailed for 23 years' from the Irish Independent and 'Streets 'are safer' with Karen's evil killer caged' on The Herald's cover.

2. Soccer star Jeff Hendrick appears in court charged with violent disorder 

The Herald lead with 'Ireland star in court' as Jeff Hendrick appeared in court hours afetr playing a crucial role in Ireland's win over Georgia. The 23-year-old soccer star was charged with violent disorder outside a Dublin nightclub last October. 'Match hero Jeff in court over street 'row' raeds the Irish Daily Star.

3. U2 reveal Irish dates as part of upcoming tour

'4 Nov gigs in Dublin' is the report from the Irish Sun as tickets for six Irish U2 concerts are set to go on sale next Monday, according to a band announcement last night.

4. Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael annoys conservationists

The news that the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise would be partly filmed on Skellig Michael was accepted as good news for many as the Irish Daily Mail runs with the report 'Return of the Jedi... but Skellig's Star Wars filming upsets some'.

5. Naomi Campbell is announced as the new face of Newbridge

'Naomi goes pub-lic on new Irish contract' reads the tale from the Irish Daily Star as the supermodel was revealed as the new front of Newbridge Silverware yesterday - and spoke of her love of the black stuff. 

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