Missing Irish teen Patrick Halpin who was last seen on Tuesday night in London leads this morning’s front pages.
Irish Independent report that there has been a body discovered close to where the teen vanished. The Irish Daily Mail leads with ‘Missing Patrick: Body found’, the Irish Sun reads ‘Body is found in the search for missing Patrick’ and the Irish Daily Star reads, ‘Body found in hunt for missing Patrick’. ‘Family’s despair – Devastation as body found in hunt for missing Patrick’ reads The Herald.
Also on the front page of the Irish Independent, ‘Bank locks 10,000 customers out of their accounts’. Charlie Weston reports that thousands of customers have just 72 hours to withdraw funds from cash machines. Danske Bank are closing their current accounts from today.
The Irish Examiner leads with a debate on homophobia yesterday in the Dail, leading with the headline, ‘Beaten, spat at, harassed: gay TD tells Dail’. The debate about homophobia in Ireland took centre stage in the Dail with Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer describing how he has been ‘beaten, chased and mocked’ for who he is. The Irish Independent reads, ‘We were spat at, gay TDs tell Dail’.
In related news, the Irish Times reads ‘ RTE ‘homophobic’ remarks prompt Rabbitte to relax broadcasting rules’. The paper reports that the Communications Minister is to relax the rules that at the moment require broadcasters to ensure nothing can be aired that can be regarded as ‘reasonably’ causing offence to someone.
The HSE is to carry out an urgent inspection of lifts across the country following the tragic death of a three-year-old boy in Galway, the Irish Examiner reports.
In sport, the Irish Independent leads with ‘Foley leads race to step into Munster hot seat’. O’Connell admits dressing-room would embrace legend after shock Penney exit.