What it says in the papers
Published 18/03/2014 | 06:48
Gilligan flees, All-Ireland medals and the tragic death of L'Wren Scott lead this morning's front pages.
‘New insurance levy to pay for flood-hit homes’ reads the front of today’s Irish Independent as political correspondent John Downing reports that the Government is considering a new levy on all insurance policies to create a fund for the 50,000 people who cannot buy flood cover.
Meanwhile, John Gilligan is planning to make his way to Amsterdam where he will hide out from those who have ordered his murder, Paul Williams reports. The former drugs boss told Gardai ‘I have to get out of here’ as he left hospital, where he was recovering from a murder attempt, to catch an early-morning ferry to the UK. The Irish Independent leads with ‘Gilligan planning to hide out in Amsterdam’.
‘Judges ‘not up to speed on home laws’’ reads the front of the Irish Examiner. The newspaper reports that the Master of the High Court has warned that judges lack knowledge about new laws on repossession cases.
The Irish Times leads this morning’s front page with ‘Third-level fees are cut for children of Irish emigrants’. The Government have dramatically lowered the third-level fees for children of Irish emigrant families living outside the European Union. Fees of over €20,000 in some cases will be cut to €2,500 under reforms.
‘Pubs and restaurants on verge of e-cigarette ban’ the Irish Examiner also reports on its front page. Ten years after the original smoking ban, pubs and restaurants are to start banning e-cigarettes because of a growing public backlash.
Both the Irish Daily Star and the Irish Sun lead this morning’s papers with the tragic death of fashion designer and rock star Mick Jagger’s partner L’Wren Scott. ‘Jagger’s agony at lover’s suicide’ reads the Irish Daily Star as the Irish Sun leads with ‘Jagger lover found hanged’. The fashion designer was discovered by her assistant at her New York apartment yesterday as Jagger tours Australia with his band the Rolling Stones.
In sport, both Dublin football club St Vincent’s and Galway hurling club Portumna are celebrating AIB All-Ireland Club medals this morning.
In international sporting news, Manchester United manager Moyes has just two matches left to prove his worth at the English Premier League club.