Friday 6 December 2019

What it says in the papers

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

These are the six stories you need to know about this morning.

The heroic efforts of a young woman who came to the aid of a 12-year-boy after his heart stopped multiple times graces the front pages of two of this morning’s papers. Amanda Begley (20) gave Glen Carey gave the youth CPR for 20 minutes after she found him collapsed face down in a field.

The tragic two-year-old ‘angel’ that was killed after her buggy got caught under the wheel of a truck is reported across all the nationals this morning, some running as the front page lead. Toddler Daenerys Crosbie was hit by the vehicle as her mother tried to cross a road in Waterford City.

More Irish Water news today as the Government is set to place a permanent cap on water charges as part of a plan that will be unveiled today. As revealed by independent.ie yesterday, the effective charge for families now stands as €160.

The latest in the awarding of medical cards, as a return to a local assessment for some discretionary cards has been agreed at Cabinet. This new approach will also see the removal of the requirement for people with terminal illnesses to renew cards every 12 months.

In horrific news abroad, four rabbis were hacked to death in a Jerusalem synagogue by two Palestinian men armed with axes. Eight other worshippers were wounded before the attackers were shot dead by police.

And finally, the Irish Independent reports that SIPTU chief Jack O’Connor predicts a wage “explosion” as thousands of workers are set to lodge pay raise claims as signs of economic progress continues to show.

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