Saturday 24 March 2018

What it says in the papers

Today's Irish Independent leads with Taoiseach Enda Kenny's plans to tackle Sinn Fein's growing presence by appointing several junior ministers in Dublin this week.

Several TDs in the greater Dublin area will be promoted to junior ministers as part of an essential strategy for Labour and Fine Gael's majority presence. It's expected as many as three new appointments will be made, beginning tomorrow.

The papers also reports on research from the Vatican stating that one in 50 priests is a paedophile. Pope Francis has called for further investigation and said the reported level of abuse at 2pc in the church is 'intolerable'.

The Herald splashes with the positive news story of a father's reunion with his toddler son, who survived a horrific car crash and went missing for seven hours at his grandparent's home in Denmark. Little Torben (18 months) survived  a devastating crash last year, which killed his three siblings and left his mother seriously injured.

The Irish Times covers the latest in the ongoing corporation tax battle as businesses are are resisting plans to phase our the current tax rules as part of a global tax overhaul. A debate has now arisen as to whether or not the Government should 'signal tax changes in October's budget before reform in any other states', according to Arthur Beesley's piece.

The Irish Sun leads with the secret wedding of pop star Cheryl Cole. The X Factor judge wed on the Caribbean island of Mustique after just three months with French restaurateur Jean Bernard.  The Irish Daily Star leads with another showbiz story, alleging the looming split of superstar boyband One Direction.

Meanwhile, in sport, the World Cup clearly dominated the agenda as Germany became the first European country to win the competition, staged in South America.


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