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Friday 23 February 2018

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Today's Irish Independent
Today's Irish Independent

More revelations from Health Minister Reilly's radical reform and Ryanair's O'Leary announces €10 flights to the States.

Tax relief currently claimed by two million private health insurance policy holders will be scrapped, it is reported in today’s Irish Independent as further information about Health Minister James Reilly’s radical reforms are revealed. ‘Two million to lose their tax relief on health cover’, the headline reads.

Michael O’Leary features on the front page of the Irish Independent today as he promises tickets €10 flights to the US when he manages to get the long-haul aircraft needed. The airline has a business plan in place but admits it could be several years before it gets the planes needed.

The Garda whistleblower features on the front page of today’s Irish Examiner. Today, the newspaper are reporting that Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe is looking forward to ‘fully’ explaining his claims about Garda malpractice to a criminal lawyer appointed by the Government. ‘McCabe welcomes barrister review of claims’, the headline reads.

‘PSNI takes blame on Hyde Park bomb trial’, reads the front page of today’s Irish Times. The newspaper reports that the PSNI have accepted the blame for telling a Donegal man in 2007 that he was not wanted for prosecution in IRA offences when he was still wanted for questioning on the Hyde Park bomb trial.

The Irish Independent, Irish Daily Star and the Irish Sun feature the trial of a sports journalist who is facing 50 alleged-abuse charges against two young girls, including the sexual assault of a young girl at Croke Park. ‘Journalist accused of sex attack on girl in Croke Park’, the Irish Independent reads, ‘Sport hack abused school girl in Croker’ the Irish Sun leads with and ‘Journo’s ‘sex attack in Croke Park’’ the Irish Daily Star reports.

The Irish Daily Mirror leads with the trial of a GAA star who allegedly shot his father dead. A court heard yesterday that the teenage Tyrone player shot his 60-year-old father in a deliberate killing.

‘GP found guilty in ‘flu’ death is still practising’, reads the Irish Daily Mail. A doctor who was found guilty of professional misconduct over a young woman’s death is still treating patients, who know nothing of the finding against him. 

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