Monday 19 February 2018

What it says in the papers

The Irish Independent leads with a lucrative deal that VHI has struck with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

In the piece by Charlie Weston, insurance customers are set to save millions of euros - a relief in the current pressurised market.

The horrific injuries suffered by little PJ Duffy from his run-in with a pipe bomb claims the top spot with The Herald.

The 7-year-old lost his fingers two years ago when he picked up the device outside his home in Co Wicklow.

Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner leads with the tragic story of the death of teen Caitlin Taylor over the weekend.

The popular 14-year-old was a passenger in the car that crashed and killed her in Co Kerry on Sunday.

The Irish Times report that Temple Street Hospital are facing 'unpalatable' cuts with the children's hospital warning the HSE that it is "simple not possible" to make the savings demanded.

Legendary broadcaster Jimmy Magee's sacking leads on the Irish Daily Star with the 79-year-old blaming ageism for the move.

'Maddie coffin outrage' reads the Irish Daily Mirror's front page as the detective involved in the original investigation claimed that her parents hid her body in the coffin of a woman facing cremation.

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