Friday 15 November 2019

What it says in the papers

Police investigators search for evidence as an unidentified man is detained (2nd R) during an operation in the eastern French city of Reims January 8, 2015, after the shooting against the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Police investigators search for evidence as an unidentified man is detained (2nd R) during an operation in the eastern French city of Reims January 8, 2015, after the shooting against the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Here are the five stories you need to know about today

The Paris attacks which saw 10 journalists and two police officers shot dead in an attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo  dominate all the front pages this morning.

The annual hospital trolley crisis has returned
The annual hospital trolley crisis has returned

The Irish Independent carries a picture of a gunman pointing his weapon at an injured police officer lying on the ground in Paris. Seconds later he shoots him dead. 'Savagery in Paris' is the headline.

'Barbaric' is the headline in the Irish Daily Mirror, with a similar image illustrating their front page. 'United Against Terror' is the headline in the Herald which carries images of people at candlelight vigils across the world. 'The world reacts in horror as hunt for Paris gunmen goes on', the newspaper reports.

 

In other news, the deaths of four young women in a crash in Athy, Co Kildare, continues to dominate coverage.

Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll
Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll

'Inseparable in life and death: The friends killed in horror crash', is the headline the Irish Independent carries above the fold alongside four pictures of the young victims.

 

Former Anglo chief David Drumm makes it to the front page of the Irish Times under that newspaper's coverage of the Paris attacks.

'Drumm facing large legal bills if he tries to resist extradition' is the headline.

David and Lorraine Drumm kiss outside court in Boston during his bankruptcy petition in May of last year.
David and Lorraine Drumm kiss outside court in Boston during his bankruptcy petition in May of last year.

Simon Carswell reports that the former bank boss will have an expensive legal battle on his hands if he decides to fight any attempt to extradite him to Ireland.

 

Nurses have accused Irish hospital bosses of massaging trolley counts, reports the Irish Examiner.

Their allegation comes as Health Minister Leo Varadkar apologised for putting patients in danger before insisting he did not "drop the ball" by going on holidays as the situation emerged.

 

TV3's new soap 'Red Rock' has gotten a good reception in the papers this morning.

The channel's director of content Jeff Ford said the commercial broadcaster are now in a position to commission such programmes as they are no longer paying for soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale

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