What it says in the papers
Penalty points row between ministers and a wandering toddler is found safe and sound - here's what it says in the papers.
‘FG ministers fall out in penalty points row’ reads the front page of today’s Irish Independent as the newspaper reports that Fine Gael ministers Alan Shatter and Leo Varadkar have ‘dramatically fallen out’ over the handling of the penalty points affair.
‘Burton increases pressure on Callinan’ reads the front page of the Irish Times. The newspaper reports that Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has joined Varadkar’s call for Garda Commissioner Callinan to withdraw comments he made on the whistleblowers.
The Irish Examiner also reports on the story, from the angle that GC Callinan will not withdraw his comments on the whistleblowers. The newspaper reports that Transport Minister Varadkar ‘attacked commissioner’s handling’ of the crisis.
A photo of Limerick mum Christine Costelloe and her son Theo don the front pages of the Irish Independent, the Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Sun. Two-year-old Theo left his house in the middle of Wednesday night and wandered a mile away from his home before 21-year-old James Ryan found him on the roadside. Ryan called the Gardai and Theo was reunited with his mum at 6am in the morning.
‘Search for fisherman after coat accident’ reads the front of the Irish Independent. A boating accident in the midlands has left two men in a critical condition in hospital and the search continues for a third man. All three, understood to be from an angling club in Armagh, got into difficulties in windy conditions on Lough Ree, near Athlone.
The Irish Daily Mirror reports on the continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet MH370. ‘Ghost Jet’ the front page reads as the newspaper reports that the alleged crash site backs theory that the plane flew on for seven hours with all onboard unconscious.
‘Stress has caused John’s cancer’ reads the front of the Irish Daily Star as the wife of ex-garda and garda whistleblower John Wilson tells the paper that her husband has faced massive pressure.