Saturday 17 March 2018

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

'Anglo bankers behind bars - but Fitzpatrick central to case' is the lead from the Irish Independent this morning as three former Anglo Irish Bank officials became the first bankers to be jailed since the onset of the financial crisis.

The Herald runs with the case of the murder of Thomas O'Gorman - 'Killer: 'I ate heart' - as Saverio Bellante told the Central Criminal Court that Saverio Bellante thought he ate his flatmate's heart after he stabbed but, when it was actually his lung.

'I ate his heart raw, cooking it would be crazy' is the line from the Irish Daily Star on the same court case, while the Irish Sun takes the headline 'He cut Tom open and at his 'heart'' and 'I killed man 'then ate his heart'' from the Irish Daily Mirror. 

'Economic activity returns to pre-crash levels' reads the front page story from the Irish Times as the paper reports that the Government faces the prospect of a clamour to increase tax cuts and public spending in the October budget.

Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner lead with the yarn 'Man held over cyclist's hit and run death' as a 70-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal incident in Kerry three years ago.

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