Saturday 21 July 2018

What it says in the papers

Susan Boyle at the T in the Park music festival at Strathallan in Perthshire.
Susan Boyle at the T in the Park music festival at Strathallan in Perthshire. newsdesk

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

Homeowners who have rented out rooms to tourists using well-known website Airbnb will now have their details handed over to the Revenue Commissioners, the Irish Independent reports this mornng. 'Revenue swoop on holiday rent racket' is the headline of the piece that reports an estimated 9,000 house-holders have rented using the site.

'Shoot to Kill' is the front page story from The Herald this morning - the words posted online by a man accused of murder as he poses with a pal of slain Real IRA boss Alan Ryan while they hold imitation guns, the paper reports. Dean Evans and Derek Nolan are both under death threat.

Meanwhile, the Irish Times run with the headline 'FF could be junior in coalition - McGrath' as Fiach Kelly writes that a senior Fianna Fáil TD said that the party should not rule out entering government as a junior coalition partner.

'400,000 tablets seized as crisis deepens' reads the front page of the Irish Examiner as figures show seizures of tablets in the illicit trade of prescription sedatives has more than doubled. Young dealers are making some €1,000 a week selling the pills, the paper reports.

'Get John out of hellhole jail' is the plea from the family of Irish property developer John White which the Irish Daily Mirror have splashed on. Sister Eileen White fears for her 60-year-old brother who has spent three years in jail since the collpase of his firm during the recession, the paper reports.

While the Irish Sun runs with 'Subo's wages of Sing' as the singer Susan Boyle has contribution towards the €9m revamp of Knock's famous Basilica.  

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