Wednesday 28 September 2016

What it says in the papers: News Edition

Published 27/08/2015 | 07:00

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

Here are the need-to-know stories from the front pages this morning

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1. IRA controversy

'Garda chief forced into U-turn on IRA stance' reads the front page of the Irish Independent. The newspaper reports that the Garda Commissioner is to spend months reassessing the Provisional IRA's activities.

The Irish Examiner also leads with the latest from the north, writing: 'Crisis in North deepens over IRA claims'. The newspaper reports that UUP are set to quit Stormont as Tanaiste says IRA are now a 'mafia-style' group.

The Irish Times leads with 'DUP to meet Cameron in bid to avert Stormont collapse'

2. Tragic farm accident kills boy (14)

The Herald leads with the headline 'Boy (14) dies in river tragedy'. Donal English-Hayden (14) was killed when the tractor trailer he was travelling in overturned yesterday in the Ballon area of Co Carlow.

The front page photograph of the Irish Independent also features the latest victim of a farm tragedy in Ireland - Donal English-Hayden (14) was killed when the tractor trailer he was travelling in overturned near Ballow, Co Carlow. His brother Seamus (15) was injured.

3. Shooter kills news team live on TV

The Irish Daily Mirror, the Irish Sun and the Irish Daily Star all feature a photograph of young reporter Alison Parker (24) as she was shot dead during a job in Moneta, Virginia. Her cameraman Adam Ward (27) was also killed in the incident. The photograph is a still from a video which the alleged killer posted himself online. The video was removed from social media channels Twitter and Facebook within hours of it being posted. 'Shot dead on live TV' reads the front page of the Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Sun and Irish Daily Star.

4. Relieved mother on child's accident

The Irish Daily Mail leads its front page with 'Miracle! My boy is ok after car drove over him'. The story reports on how a relieved mother feared her 'brave little warrior' had died after he was run over while chasing a wasp. The four-year-old boy was involved in the incident last Friday and has since been recovering in hospital in Cork. 

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