Monday 19 February 2018

What it says in the papers

Here are 7 stories in this morning's papers that you need to know about.

1) Developments in the abortion case

The controversy around the teenager who was refused an abortion and had her baby delivered by Caesarean section steals the front page of a number of Irish publication s this morning.

The Irish Independent writes ‘Abortion case: The missing 12 weeks’ as the HSE launch an investigation into the circumstances of the girl’s care between her first request for an abortion and the date that her baby was delivered.

‘Woman in abortion  case tells of suicide attempt’ reports the Irish Times as the teenager, in an interview with the paper, says that she wanted to die rather than bear her rapist’s child.


2) Two-year old Irish boy dies in Spain

Today’s papers carry the tragic news that broke yesterday about a two-year-boy from Ireland who drowned after falling from a wall into a pool in Costa del Sol. ‘Irish boy, 2, drowns in Spanish pool tragedy’ writes the Irish Examiner while The Herald reports ‘Irish Toddler dies after falling into swimming pool in Spain’


3) Death of 45-year-old man after stabbing at Dublin chipper

David ‘Gummy’ Sheridan died yesterday after being stabbed in Luigis takeaway in Dublin’s North Strand the night before. ‘Stabbed after row at the chipper’ is the lead from The Irish Sun while the Irish Daily Star runs with the line ‘Hunt for chipper killer’.


4) Credit Union data saga

A full review is to be launched into credit unions that illegally obtained personal information with the help of private investigators. ‘Probe into credit union spying on borrowers’, writes Niall O’Connor for the Irish Independent.


5) Pregnant schoolgirl (16) committed to secure care

A 16-year-old Co Dublin schoolgirl, who is six months pregnant, has been committed to secure care by the High Court. A number of today’s papers, including The Irish Examiner and the Irish Independent are reporting on this case in which the pregnant girl has a learning disability which had placed her in a “vulnerable position”.


6) Student accommodation options

With the release of the Leaving Certificate results, students and their parents began the search for accommodation for the coming semester. ‘Students to start semester in hotels’, reports the Irish Times as the Montrose hotel will house some of the under graduates while building work is completed at their allocated housing beside UCD. Meanwhile, the Irish Independent writes that ‘’Digs’ are back in fashion for house-hunting students’ as students are warned to stay away from the expensive private rental market.


7) Minister for Health turns down A&E shift

‘Varadkar turns down offer from nurses to work a shift in  A&E’ reports the Irish Independent as the Health Minister refuses to spend 12 hours with staff in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda “to get to grips with the health system”

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