Saturday 17 February 2018

What it says in the papers

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

The Irish Independent leads with ''Celine's law' to prevent spouse-killers profiting' as the paper reports that murderers will see their share of the assets they owned with the spouse or partner they killed reduced significantly under new laws.

The draft law comes in the wake of a five year legal battle waged by the family of Celine Cawley who was killed by her husband Eamon Lillis.

'Further allegations made about banking inquiry' is the main story from The Irish Times as an investigation into allegations of improper behaviour by members of the inquiry's support staff has been called for by the Oireachtas whistleblower.

Meanwhile, the inquest of Angelique and Cornelius Billing who died from knife wounds following a "domestic dispute'"at their home in Co Clare last year covers a number of the national front pages this morning.

'Help, help my mom' is the lead used by The Herald as the daughters who witnessed the double killing in Kildysart were reportedly hysterical during the incident.

A similar headline is used by The Irish Sun - 'Help! Help! Help! My Mom' - the words used by the Billings' five-year-old daughter, according to Garda John Cahill at yesterday's inquest.

Meanwhile, the Irish Daily Mail run an Irish Water story on their front page. 'The Reward for Failure' reports that two top executives from the company have received packages worth almost €600,000 between them last year while also admitting they could have done their job better. 

'I'll be Barack for Paddy's Day' reads the front page of the Irish Daiy Star as the US president has said that he will return to Ireland next March for St Patrick's Day before his term ends.

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