Tuesday 27 June 2017

What it says in the papers

Here are the seven stories you need to know about today

Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for mass at the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for mass at the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
A child reaches out to touch the Pope's face during a parade to celebrate mass in Philadelphia (AP)
Ireland's Tommy Bowe scores a try
Serious Traffic Collision at Ballagh, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare (on the Portarlington to Monasterevin Road) which occurred at 12 mid day on Sunday 27th September. Photo:Michael Donnelly.
Cork players Maire O'Callaghan, left, and Doireann O'Sullivan celebrate after the game
Keith Earls, Ireland, goes over to score his side's third try. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Kristina Rihanoff with Strictly Come Dancing partner, singer Daniel O'Donnell
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Independent.ie Newsdesk

'Pope set for first visit to Ireland in four decades' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Indepenent'.

Sarah MacDonald reports that Pope Francis is expected to make the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years.

Pope Francis makes his way into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Pope Francis makes his way into the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Thousands gather on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. (AP)
A nun is body-searched as she arrives for the Pope’s mass in Philadelphia
Olive branch: Nuns and other guests take photographs of Pope Francis as he leaves St Patrick's Cathedral in New York in a week in which the pontiff praised nuns, calling them 'women of strength' Photo: Robert Sabo-Pool/Getty Images
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for mass at the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 26, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

The Pontiff is due to attend the next World Meeting of Families, which he said would be held in Dublin in 2018.

The gathering is one of the most high-profile events for the Catholic Church globally, and usually involves a visit by the serving Pontiff.

'Gardai using last-century equipment to fight burglars' is the other headline on the front page. Niall O'Connor reports that gardai responsible for tackling the country's most sophisticated burglary gangs have been using surveillance equipment that is now almost 20 years out of date.

The newspaper has learned that the technology available to members of the Garda Air Support Unit has not been replaced since 1997 and is thwarting efforts to combat travelling gangs.

27 September 2015; Tommy Bowe, Ireland, is tackled by Valentin Poparlan, Romania. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Tommy Bowe, Ireland, is tackled by Valentin Poparlan, Romania. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Tommy Bowe scores their fifth try
Tommy Bowe goes over to in the corner for his side’s first try despite the tackle of Ionut Botezatu
Ireland's Tommy Bowe scores the opening try
Tommy Bowe, Ireland, goes over to score his side's first try despite the tackle of Ionut Botezatu, Romania. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Tommy Bowe goes over to score his side's first try despite the tackle of Ionut Botezatu, Romania. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium,

The front page carries a picture of Ireland's Tommy Bowe being tackled by Romania's Valentin Ursache as Ireland ran out easy winners with a 34-point margin against Romania in the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Wembley Stadium yesterday. The photograph, which was taken by Sportsfile photographer Stephen McCarthy, has the headline 'Ireland storm to Wembley victory'.

'Kids injured in car smash horror' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Conor Feehan and Sam Griffin report that a two-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were among six people hospitalised after a car that was being followed by gardai smashed into another vehicle.

The head-on collision happened on the Laois/Kildare border near Monasterevin yesterday afternoon.

Serious Traffic Collision at Ballagh, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare (on the Portarlington to Monasterevin Road) which occurred at 12 mid day on Sunday 27th September. Photo:Michael Donnelly.
Serious Traffic Collision at Ballagh, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare (on the Portarlington to Monasterevin Road) which occurred at 12 mid day on Sunday 27th September. Photo:Michael Donnelly.

The car that was being followed from some distance was seen being driven erratically before it crashed into the family vehicle which was carrying the two children.

The 'Irish Times' carries a picture of the jubilant Cork team after their victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship Final yesterday in Croke Park.

27 September 2015; The Cork players in a huddle before the start of the game. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; The Cork players in a huddle before the start of the game. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Briege Corkery, left, and captain Ciara O'Sullivan, Cork, celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup after the game. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Cork players celebrate after the game. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Cork captain Ciara O'Sullivan lifts the cup. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Cork players Maire O'Callaghan, left, and Doireann O'Sullivan celebrate after the game
Dublin’s Sinéad Goldrick has her shot saved by Cork’s Bríd Stack in the final minute of the game
27 September 2015; Niamh McEvoy, Dublin, has a shot blocked by Br?d Stack, Cork. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Noelle Healy, Dublin, in action against Aisling Barrett, Cork. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
27 September 2015; Carla Rowe, Dublin, is tackled by Marie Ambrose, Cork. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Ciara O’Sullivan, Cork, is tackled by Sinéad Goldrick
27 September 2015; Fiona Hudson, Dublin, in action against Valerie Mulcahy, Cork. TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: D?ire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

Yesterday's win, in front of an audience of more than 31,000, was the Cork women's fifth time in a row to claim the title.

'Daniel Smear Plot' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Sun'.

The newspaper reports how the sister of 'Strictly' star Daniel O'Donnell has hit out at claims that she is his mother, saying "it would have to be a miracle".

Margo (64) is less than 11 years older than Daniel and said the "vile lie" makes her "so sad" for their late mother. She also fears it could be part of a "smear campaign" to wreck her brother's image.

Kristina Rihanoff with Strictly Come Dancing partner, singer Daniel O'Donnell
Kristina Rihanoff with Strictly Come Dancing partner, singer Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O’Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff
Daniel O'Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Daniel O'Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Daniel O'Donnell - Strictly Come Dancing

'Half of farmers support assisted suicide' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'. The newspaper reports that 53pc of those surveyed agreed it should be permitted in special circumstances. However, 25pc were strongly opposed to such a move.

Rugby and the Rebelettes dominate 'Irish Independent Sport' today.

'Flight of the Earls' is the main headline on the front page of today's sports coverage, with a picture showing Keith Earls scoring Ireland's second try during their comprehensive victory over Romania at Wembley.

Keith Earls, Ireland, goes over to score his side's third try. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Keith Earls, Ireland, goes over to score his side's third try. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Keith Earls, Ireland, goes over to score his side's third try. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Rugby Union - Ireland v Romania - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool D - Wembley Stadium, London, England - 27/9/15 Ireland's Keith Earls celebrates scoring their thrid try with Devin Toner Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic
Ireland's Keith Earls scores their third try
27 September 2015; Keith Earls, Ireland, is congratulated by team-mate Simon Zebo after scoring his side's second try.
27 September 2015; Keith Earls, Ireland, goes over to score his side's second try. 2015 Rugby World Cup, Pool D, Ireland v Romania, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Keith Earls score his side's second try.

Cork's Briege Corkery was named player of the match during yesterday's All-Ireland Ladies' Football final between Cork and Dublin which saw the Rebelettes crowned senior champions for the tenth time in 11 years with their 0-12 to 0-10 win over the Jackies.

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