Sunday 4 December 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 06/08/2015 | 06:54

Coalition attack on Irish Water 'errors', the Mediterranean's latest boat tragedy and former Westies gang member 'flees to Spain'.

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1. Coalition attack

'Coalition attacks EU over 'gross errors' on Irish Water' reads the front page of today's Irish Independent.

The article reports that the Government has launched a 'scathing attack' on Eurostat, accusing the statistics agency of misrepresenting 'fundamental issues of fact'.

2. Migrant boat tragedy leaves hundreds dead

Several newspapers lead their front pages with the latest tragedy from the Mediterranean Sea.

Hundreds of people who had been travelling on a migrant boat are believed to have drowned after the overcrowded boat capsized. 'Navy's rescue hell' reads the front page of the Herald. The Irish Daily Mirror leads with '230 gone in 60 secs' while the Irish Examiner leads with 'Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes' and the Irish Times leads with 'LE Niamh rescues 367 migrants after overloaded boat capsizes'.

3. Garda killer suspect to wed

Meanwhile, the Irish Daily Star leads with the story 'Shotgun wedding'. The newspaper reports that a suspect in the gun murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe plans to get married while on the run in the US. The newspaper exclusive reveals that the suspect has been 'boasting about his engagement'.

4. O'Connor 'flees to Spain'

The Irish Sun leads with another crime exclusive, this time on the former Westies member Jay O'Connor. 'Gang boss flees murder plot' reads the front page. The newspaper reports that the gang boss who 'promised war' on the streets has fled to Spain after his rivals launched a plan to kill him.

5. Teachers' pensions

'The teachers who get €150,000 cash when they retire' reads the front page of the Irish Daily Mail. The newspaper reports on the figures that 'show massive cost to taxpayer of teacher pensions'.

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