Thursday 24 May 2018

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David Gest grew up with Michael Jackson and his brothers in California
David Gest grew up with Michael Jackson and his brothers in California
Independent Newsdesk

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'I'll find out where your wife lives...' is the chillling front page lead from the Irish Independent as the paper reports the daily abuse faced by frontline gardai.

A shocking video showing a thug threatening to kick an arresting officer in the head before declaring he would find the garda's wife and children and rape them has emerged.

Read more: WATCH: Shocking video shows arrested man threaten garda and his family

Conor McGregor has led tributes to tragic MMA fighter Joao Carvalho who died on Monday. The Herald lead's with 'Bitter pill to swallow' as the star fighter - who was at the bout - has spoken out after his death.

Read more: 'This is truly a bitter pill to swallow....We have lost one of us' - Conor McGregor speaks out after tragic death of MMA fighter

The Irish Examiner also runs with this story as a front page - and pic - piece with the headline 'McGrego: MMA death 'a truly bitter pill to swallow'.

'Death fight ref: I did my best' is the angle taken by the Irish Daily Star on the tragedy as the paper leads with quotes from the referee who officiated the fight.

'Global tax officials gather to act on Panama Papers data' is the front page piece from The Irish Times as the paper reports that tax officials from around the world are meeting today to discuss international reaction in response to the controversy.

The death of David Gest features on the fornt page of the Irish Daily Mirror following the death of the reality TV star and music producer yesterday.

Read more: Reality TV star and music producer David Gest dies aged 62

In world news, police have seized nearly 5,000 dogs suspected of being banned breeds from owners in England and Wales in the past three years, according to reports.

The RSPCA is reportedly calling for the Dangerous Dogs Act to be amended due to concerns that it is too wide in its scope.

Read more: Police 'seize thousands of dangerous dogs amid calls for reform'

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a £51.8 million EuroMillions jackpot.

And in February a ticket holder in Ireland claimed a €66m (£50 million) share of the EuroMillions jackpot.

Read more: UK ticket-holder scoops £51.8m EuroMillions jackpot

And organised crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients.

Half a dozen police officers set up a perimeter around the offices while prosecutors searched inside for documents.

Read more: Organised crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers law firm's office

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