Tuesday 23 January 2018

What it says in the papers

FAI chief executive John Delaney kisses his partner Emma English while Sports Minister Paschal Donohoe watches the match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium yesterday
FAI chief executive John Delaney kisses his partner Emma English while Sports Minister Paschal Donohoe watches the match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium yesterday
Ann Dermody
Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a concert at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany. . REUTERS/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/Pool
Donal Ward in action for Roscommon
Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla. Photo: Tom Burke
Maurice Shanahan embraces the injured Pauric Mahony
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Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.

'Families caught up in inheritance tax' is the main headline on today's 'Irish Independent'.

Charlie Weston reports that "thousands of families are being unexpectedly hit with huge inheritance tax bills this year as rising property prices push them over exemption limits".

According to the report, Finance Minister Michael Noonan will examine the issue surrounding the inheritance tax trap, which is forcing many to sell their parents' homes in order to settle their tax bills with the Revenue Commissioners.

Ann Dermody
Ann Dermody
US President Barack Obama speaks to media as he and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron wait for media to position before speaking during a bilateral meeting during the G-7 summit in Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Sunday, June 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations hold a working dinner in the Bavarian village of Kruen, Germany June 7, 2015. From bottom L-bottom R (clockwise) are European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. REUTERS/Stephen Crowley/Pool
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President Barack Obama, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attend a working dinner at the G7 summit in Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany
President Obama enjoyed a non-alcoholic German beer before the summit

'President Obama praises Irish emigrant in major speech'  is the second headline on the front page. Mark O'Regan reports how the US President singled out an Irish emigrant as a shining example of someone who had "worked hard, played by the rules" and realised her "dream" of becoming an American citizen.

The front page features a picture of former Ireland manager Jack Charlton at The Aviva stadium for yesterday's 0-0 friendly between Ireland and England. He is pictured saluting Irish fan to rapturous applause. 'Jack's Army is back' is the caption.

Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game
Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game
An emotional Jack Charlton is introduced to the Aviva Stadium crowd
Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton is introduced to the crowd before the game.
Former Republic of Ireland Jack Charlton and his wife Pat alongside former Republic of Ireland player Paul McGrath in attendance at the game
Jack Charlton and Paul McGrath look on at the Aviva Stadium yesterday
FAI chief executive John Delaney kisses his partner Emma English while Sports Minister Paschal Donohoe watches the match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium yesterday
FAI chief Executive John Delaney and his girlfriend Emma English in attendance at the game.

'Delaney faces €5m Dail quiz' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

John Downing reports how the FAI boss John Delaney"will have to explain to a Dail committee how the €5m Fifa payout remained undetected in FAI accounts over four years".

Delaney also features on the front page of today's 'Irish Sun'. He is pictured kissing his partner Emma English during the match yesterday as Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism Paschal Donohoe looks on at proceedings.

'Kiss of Life' is the main headline - the sub-headline reads: 'FAI boss scores at Aviva with his stunning girlfriend'.

Donal Ward in action for Roscommon
Donal Ward in action for Roscommon

'GAA hero battered in prison' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

The newspaper reports how Roscommon inter-county football star Donal Ward (26), who works as a prison officer, sustained what is believed to be a dislocated shoulder during an incident in Cloverhill Prison yesterday.

'Child Protection chief criticises courts' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper article reports how the Chief Executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, hit out at the level of scrutiny brought to child care cases in Dublin.

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla. Photo: Tom Burke
Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla. Photo: Tom Burke

Gordon Jeyes described it as "suffocating" and said accountability for social workers "has gone too far".

'Waterford's power surge floors Cork' is one of the main headlines in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.

Martin Breheny reports on yesterday's thrilling encounter between Waterford and Cork where the Deise beat the Rebels 3-19 to 1-21.

"Anyone who doubted Waterford's capacity to take the exciting enterprise of last spring into high summer their answer in Thurles yesterday," he wrote.

Maurice Shanahan embraces the injured Pauric Mahony
Maurice Shanahan embraces the injured Pauric Mahony
Maurice Shanahan celebrates after scoring Waterford’s first goal
Waterford's Maurice Shanahan in action against Bill Cooper and Stephen McDonnell of Cork
Waterford and Cork players Barry Coughlan, left, Philip Mahony, Luke O'Farrell, Patrick Horgan and Aidan Walsh pursue the sliothar
Waterford's Michael Walsh in action against Cork's Stephen McDonnell in the Munster IHC semi-final yesterday
Jake Dillon, Waterford, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal

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