What it says in the papers
‘’Sanctions will hurt Ireland more than us’’ – the Irish Independent quotes a Russian diplomat’s ominous warning over EU threats. The newspaper reports that the Russian Ambassador to Ireland has warned the Government that Ireland will suffer serious economic consequences if it supports further EU sanctions against the superpower.
A photo of a crying relative being comforted during a prayer service for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is on the front of the Irish Independent. There have been new reports that a mystery jumbo jet flew low over the Maldives.
‘’Alarm’ at Shatter’s failure to disprove bug claim’ reads the Irish Examiner as an update on last month’s GSOC bugging claims story. The newspaper reports that the committee chair says Justice Minister Shatter may be called to answer questions.
Also on the front page of the newspaper is the headline, ‘One in 10 Irish people cannot afford food’. The shocking figures are according to an international study on the effects of the economic crisis and the Government’s response.
‘Crimea conflict ‘moving to military phase’’ reads the front of the Irish Times. The newspaper reports on the West warning of more sanctions on Moscow following its annexation of Crimea yesterday, in a move that prompted Ukraine to compare Russia to Nazi Germany.
On the front of today’s Herald; ‘Gilligan hit link to golf club killing’. The newspaper reports that the suspected driver for a botched hit on John Gilligan is being quizzed over the murder of a man with a golf club on St Patrick’s Day night in Cabra.
The death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott leads the front pages of the Irish Daily Mail, the Irish Daily Star, the Irish Daily Mirror and the Irish Sun. Each newspaper reports on L’Wren Scott’s partner Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger’s reaction to her death. ‘Mick: She was my lover and my best friend... how could she end her life in this way?’ the Irish Daily Mail reads. The Irish Daily Star reads; ‘Mick: I will never forget you’. The Irish Sun reads ‘Mick: I was devoted to my L’Wren’ and the Irish Daily Mirror reads; ‘Mick: I just don’t understand’.