Thursday 19 April 2018

What it says in the papers

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

The remains of two of the 'IRA Disappeared' are believed to have been discovered in a bog in Meath during the search for the body of former monk Joe Lynskey. The Irish Independent's front page reads 'IRA victims finally found - but heartache goes on' as the family of Mr Lynskey visited the remote site thinking that they would finally get to give him a proper burial.

The widow of the Alan Harris - one of the borthers that died in a tragic sewer accident earlier this month - has opened up about how she learned of her husband's death. 'Moment my world fell apart' reads the front page headline in The Herald.

The Irish Examiner leads with 'Irish Water to get tenants' details' as the paper reports that landlords are obliged to pass tenant details to Irish Water and new tenancy agreements will compel occupants to pay water charges.

Meanwhile, the Irish Times runs with 'Kenny urges Greece to follow Irish debt example' as the Taoiseach has reportedly told his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras to follow the Irish recovery programme if he wants a deal to keep his country in the euro.

The tragic tale of a young man who died after taking slimming pills containing the drug DNP is covered on both the Irish Daily Mirror and the Irish Daily Star with the lines 'Man killed by diet pills' and 'Slimming pills killed man in two days' respectively. Former UCD student Padraig Sheridan bought the tablet on the internet.

A quirky story makes its mark on the front page of the Irish Sun - '50 shades of Nay' leads the yarn that rugby pundit George Hook has revealed that he has "make a stab" at writing a saucy book, saying he has always wanted to publish an erotic novel.

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