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Saturday 23 August 2014

What it says in the papers

Published 02/05/2014 | 07:28

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The reverberations following the arrest of Gerry Adams' two days ago in connection with the murder of Jean McConville continues to rock some of Irish nationals this morning.

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The Irish Independent reads ‘SF on rack as Adams held for second night’ as the paper reports that the party deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald sparked a furious backlash, accusing the PSNI of colluding with unionists in the "calculated arrest" of her party leader, Gerry Adams.

‘We want to bankrupt Gerry Adams over death of our Mum’, writes the Irish Daily Mail as the family of Jean McConville intend to sue the Sinn Fein leader for his part in her murder.

Meanwhile, the Irish Times reports ‘SF claims of ‘political policing’ dismissed’, claims dismissed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, British prime minister David Cameron and Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson.

The confirmation in yesterday’s inquest that Peaches Geldof died after using heroin also takes centre stage on a number of the papers today.

‘Peaches ‘slumped over bed’’ writes The Herald as the young mother was reportedly found in the spare bedroom by her distraught husband Tom, having recently taken the drug.

The Irish Daily Mirror asks ‘Who sold Peaches killer heroin’ and ‘Cops: Find Peaches’ killer’ writes The Irish Daily Star.

The ongoing ratings war between RTE’s Sean O’Rourke and Newstalk’s Pat Kenny is covered by The Herald with the line ‘Mauled by ‘The Beast’’ as Pat ‘Biggest in the Jungle’ gains 18,000 listeners.

Other front page stories include ‘Noonan: tax cuts on way for squeezed middle’ from Daniel McConnell for the Irish Independent as the Finance Minister makes his strongest comments yet ahead of October's Budget.

‘Douch died after litany of system failures’ reads a splash on the Irish Examiner reporting that the violent death of a prisoner in Mountjoy Prison could have been prevented. 

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