Tuesday 6 December 2016

While you were sleeping - all the stories you may have missed

Published 20/04/2016 | 07:08

Actor Michael J Fox starred in Teen Wolf
Actor Michael J Fox starred in Teen Wolf

'Criminals to seek release after law is struck down' is the front page piece from the Irish Independent this morning as the paper reports that convicted criminals are set to challenge their jail terms after the courts struck down the law enforcing suspended sentences.

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The Herald runs with the sentencing of a driver who was high on vodka and cocaine when he killed a young girl. 'How is this justice?' is the headline as Ciaran Lane was sentenced to five years who failed to stop after hitting 23 month old Vanessa Siatka.

'Sickening' is the one word splash from the Irish Daily Star on the same tale as the paper reports that Lane will only serve three years in jail for the incident which occurred in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Easter Monday last year.

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The Irish Times also feature this story on their front page - and in their picture slot - with the top line 'A small tear came from her eye and I knew in my heart this was her last 'Goodbye Mammy''.

Yesterday's shock tweet from Conor McGregor takes front page on the Irish Examiner with 'McGregor stuns fans with tweet about his retirement' as the UFC superstar sent cagefighting fans into a tailspin.

Read more: UFC announces Conor McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200 for 'not taking part in media activities'

In world news, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged victorious in party primary contests in their home state of New York.

Billionaire businessman Mr Trump had been widely expected to beat his Republican rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich in the election.

Mrs Clinton beat closest rival Bernie Sanders in the state she represented in the US Senate for eight years, further extending her lead in the delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.

Read more: Victorious Donald Trump: 'We don't have much of a race any more'

And director Rod Daniel, who was behind the camera in comedies such as Michael J Fox's Teen Wolf, has died at his home in Chicago.

Daniel, 73, began his Hollywood career in television, where he produced and directed several episodes of the CBS sitcom WKRP In Cincinnati.

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