What it says in the papers today
Published 18/02/2014 | 07:23
Rehab chief Angela Kerins' salary... GSOC and a wi-fi network in a coffee shop... Mental health researchers find a 'biological signpost' for depression
The main story on the Irish Independent's front page is that Ireland's best-paid charity boss Angela Kerins was awarded a pay rise to bring her salary to €240,000. Also, the paper reveals that the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has known for months that a wi-fi network in a coffee shop was the innocent explanation for one of the "anomalies" identified in a security sweep of its offices. While mental health researchers find a 'biological' signpost for clinical and major depression discovered in teenage boys.
The Irish Star leads with the story on a model who dated One Direction's Niall Horan. Zoe Whelan (19) was cleared of possession of cannabis yesterday after a garda raid on an apartment. Meanwhile, the paper also leads with the story that young mum Sonia Blount had gone on several dates with her suspected killer.
President Michael D. Higgins spoke on adoption at the launch of his Ethics Initiative yesterday, and this is what the Irish Examiner leads with this morning. He has said it is 'horrific' that basic information is denied to adopted people. Meanwhile, a drink-driver has been jailed for seven years for causing the death of a young woman Megan Johnston, 22. Sean Casey was sentenced to seven years in jail for causing the death of her the young woman.
The Irish Daily Mirror also has a story on the death of Tallaght mum Sonia Blount. It says the man whom gardai are quizzing over the mum's death had been in a relationship with her. The paper says he approached gardai about the murder and was being questioned last night.