Wednesday 25 April 2018

What it says in the papers

Here are the seven stories you need to know about today

The late Brian Lenihan with Marian Quinlan
The late Brian Lenihan with Marian Quinlan
Nicole (left) and sister Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare. Picture: Arthur Carron
Nicole (right) and sister Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane grins to himself
A demonstrator waves a European Union flag in front of the Greek Parliament during a rally in Athens (AP)
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (L) and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis talk during a parliamentary session in Athens
'Louis van Gaal’s revelation of at least some of his inner self was as refreshing as a breeze coming in from the Zuider Zee'
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

'Working parents to get six months off after child born' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Fionnan Sheahan reports that working parents will get six months' paid leave in the first year after their child is born, under new plans being considered by the Coalition government.

"Squeezed middle-income working families with small children are set to benefit from a range of measures being recommended in a Government report on childcare, obtained by the Irish Independent.

"Six months' paid parents leave - to be shared between the parents in addition to maternity leave - is the big ticket item in the report complied by a high-powered committee," the article states.

'Doctors need not prolong life of girl (10)' also features on the front page. Tim Healy reports that an acutely ill, profoundly disabled 10-year-old girl who is in State care need not receive emergency life-saving intervention if doctors do not believe it in her interests, the High Court has ruled.

"Her doctor wants her to be able to return to residential care, which has been her home for most of her life, where she can live out her last days in comfort and peace.

"She will receive all palliative care - but, should she require cardiac resuscitation, surgery, artificial ventilation, or general anaesthesia, doctors have been given permission to follow their clinical judgement not to provide such aggressive treatment," the article states.

The front page also carries a picture of Brian Lenihan's adviser Cathy Herbert and another picture of his personal assistant Marian Quinlan. Four years after his death from cancer, both women have spoken out to defend his legacy and the decisions he took.

'Net closes on sisters attack thugs' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Ken Foy reports that "the net is closing in on two thugs who fled the country after a horror attack on two young sisters".

Former special adviser to the finance minister Cathy Herbert alongside Brian Lenihan as he is quizzed by members of the media in 2009
Former special adviser to the finance minister Cathy Herbert alongside Brian Lenihan as he is quizzed by members of the media in 2009
Cathy Herbert arriving at Leinster House yesterday
The late Brian Lenihan with Marian Quinlan
Marian Quinlan at her home in Dublin yesterday

"Amy and Nicole Rice were held hostage and beaten after arranging to meet the men they befriended through Facebook.

"The two Dublin criminals, who have almost 100 previous convictions between them, have recently returned from abroad and will be arrested by gardai on sight," the report states.

Nicole (left) and sister Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare. Picture: Arthur Carron
Nicole (left) and sister Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare. Picture: Arthur Carron
Nicole Rice, Tallaght, who recieved bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare
Nicole (right) and sister Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare
Amy Rice, Tallaght, who received bad facial injuries after allegedly getting a beating from two men at an apartment in Newbridge, Kildare

'Keano sues Paddy Power' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'. The newspaper reports how Ireland's assistant manager is suing the bookmakers for tens of thousands of euro after his image was used on a giant poster ahead of Ireland's match against Scotland. The newspaper reports Keane's solicitors have lodged High Court papers against Paddy Power and proceedings are due to get underway early next year.

'Greece to seek €53bn loan package' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports how new bailout proposals from the Greek government are being considered by EU leaders today, with some expressing support for what some regard as "realistic proposals" from the country's prime minister Alexis Tsipras.

'Kids as young as 13 using 'legal highs'' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane grins to himself
Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane grins to himself

The newspaper reports that children as young as 13 are taking drugs known as "legal highs" that have been attributed to the deaths of two people.

Manchester United and Robin van Persie is the main story in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'. The newspaper reports that United and manager Louis van Gaal are now looking for a new striker as van Persie appears to be close to signing a new deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce. The move comes after van Gaal reportedly told the striker he will be on the margins of the team next season should he stay at Old Trafford.

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (L) and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis talk during a parliamentary session in Athens
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (L) and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis talk during a parliamentary session in Athens
A pensioner wearing an oxygen line tries to enter a crowded National Bank branch to get her pension in Thessaloniki
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his office in Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A pro-Euro protester holds a European Union and a Greek national flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
A group of tourists take a selfie in front of the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Robin van Persie's stay in the Premier League appears to be coming to an end
Robin van Persie's stay in the Premier League appears to be coming to an end
Robin Van Persie's future with Man Utd has been thrown into doubt following a disappointing season for the striker
Robin van Persie scored 10 goals in 27 Premier League appearances for Manchester United in the 2014-15 season
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects his side's improved pre-season schedule to be beneficial

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