Friday 20 April 2018

What it says in the papers

This morning's Irish Independent
This morning's Irish Independent

The Irish Independent leads with the story of how two-thirds of the electorate would support cutting child benefit for the wealthy, and exclusive poll shows.

It mounts pressure on Social Protection Minister Joan Burton who has so far ignored a report recommending such a two-tier system be adopted.

Also on the front page is the story of how talks are set to begin at the country’s two biggest banks on possible pay rises.

The Herald meanwhile leads with the story of how a carjacker fled the scene of a crash in Dublin leaving his friend to die.

The Irish Times leads with the story of how ambulance turnaround times are falling well short of their 20-minute target.

Delays in April came to more than 8,000 hours, the paper reports.

The Irish Examiner says the Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin is mounting pressure on the government over the Tuam baby scandal.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that an order of nuns involved in a mother-and-baby homes scandal revived €5m over the last five years from the state.

Both the Irish Daily Star and The Irish Sun reports that a carjacker killed in yesterday’s accident in Dublin had his arm ripped off in the horror crash.

The Irish Daily Mirror also reports on the horrific accident.

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