Thursday 8 December 2016

What it says in the papers

Published 24/08/2015 | 06:52

The front page of today's Irish Independent
The front page of today's Irish Independent

A new IRA threat, the latest from Irish Water and a break-up in the world of boybands - here's what it says on this morning's front pages.

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1. New IRA threat

'Coalition cowers in face of new IRA threat' reads the front page of today's Irish Independent. The front page reads that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has failed to back up a PSNI statement that the Provisional IRA are back in action.

The front page photo of the Irish Independent shows Tyrone's Peter Harte and Colm Cavanagh contest a ball with Kerry's Anthony Maher in a rain-soaked All-Ireland football semi-final in Croke Park yesterday.

2. Calls for council chief to resign

'Out of line' reads the front page of The Herald. Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan has been called on to resign over a letter in which he dismissed a vote against the Poolbeg incinerator.

3. Latest from Irish Water

The Irish Examiner leads with the latest in the Irish Water saga, reading: 'Parties back poll to ensure water not privatised'. The front page article reports that all opposition parties bar Renua favour holding a referendum.

4. Corbett suspects to plead not guilty

The Irish Daily Mail leads their front page with the headline: 'Molly and dad will plead not guilty on Jason'. The latest from the Irishman's killing in the US comes as the children of the late Jason Corbett arrive back to Ireland.

5. One Direction no more

The Irish Mirror leads with the latest break-up in the world of boybands. '1D split shock' reads the front page, 'New direction as boys to work on solo projects'.

6. For Sale: Dwyer love letters

'I'm selling Dwyer love letters on ebay' reads the front page of the Irish Daily Star. The self-confessed ex-girlfriend of the notorious Graham Dwyer is set to sell their steamy love letters online.

7. 'Ciara may never walk again'

The Irish Sun leads with the latest from an incident in Cork which saw a young woman fall from a balcony at a nightclub in Kinsale, Co Cork. 'Ciara may never walk again' reads the front page of the newspaper.

8. Concern over role of repossessions

'Banks may face duty of care over evictions in buy-to-lets' reads the front page of the Irish Times. The newspaper reports that there is concern over the role of repossessions in contributing to the homelessness crisis. 

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