What it says in the papers
Cliff Richard graces the front page of the Irish Independent. Detectives are waiting to interview to singer following a search of his €4m penthouse apartment over an alleged sex crime a boy at an evangelist event at a Sheffield stadium in 1985.
There’s sad news from Kerry, where two nuns from Dublin drowned after a tragic swimming accident on Inch Strand. And in Carrick on Shannon where MBNA announced it planned to axe the last 160 people from its workforce. It once employed 1,200 people there.
The story of visually impaired woman, Patricia Brennan, is in The Herald. She fell on to the tracks and was killed when hit by a train.
The paper also reveals the actress Victoria Smurfit believes stripping off for TV series Dracula has made her more recognisable in Los Angeles.
The boating tragedy in Cork, which claimed the life of a 66-year-old, and a photograph of the sailing boat he had been is on the front page of The Irish Times. His two friends, a man and a woman, survived the tragedy.
The Irish Examiner says that the Government is under pressure to remove the prescription charge and avoid new GP fees after an EU report found such costs can damage people’s health and do not save the system money.
The mother of television start Baz Ashmay is featured in a double page spread in the Irish Daily Mail as he takes her along to face some of terrifying challenges around the world. But it appears to be no problem for Nancy, who has flown a 1942 Harvard aircraft upside down, parasailed over the ocean and wrestles with a 10ft alligator.
The Irish Daily Star, The Irish Sun and the Irish Daily Mirror all lead with the sex abuse claims against Cliff Richard.
Robin Williams’ love for his pet pug is spread across two pages inside the Sun in pictures, while the Star reports how the actor’s wife has revealed has Parkinson’s disease.
Meanwhile the Mirror shows loved-up couple George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin at his Lake Como home in Italy. The pair are said to be making the final preparations for their forthcoming nuptials