Sunday 25 February 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of today's Irish Independent
The front page of today's Irish Independent

A new deal on tracker mortgages and calls for Justice Minister Alan Shatter to resign. Here's what it says in the papers:

‘Bank boosts family home market with new deal on trackers’ reads the front page of this morning’s Irish Independent. Tens of thousands of families are to be given the chance to move house while holding onto their valuable tracker mortgages, Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston reports. Homeowners will be able to trade up and hold onto their cheap loans.

Developments on the garda whistleblower story dominate the front pages of the national newspapers this morning. ‘Ex-Tanaiste McDowell giving advice to whistleblower’ reads the front of the Irish Independent. It has been revealed that the former Justice Minister McDowell has been providing legal advice to the garda whistleblower Sergeant Garda Maurice McCabe throughout his long-running battle with Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.

‘Shatter acknowledges ‘fault on both sides’’ reads the front of the Irish Times. The paper reports that Justice Minister Shatter has admitted there was ‘fault on both sides’ when Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe was not interviewed in a Garda investigation into his allegations about penalty points.

‘Resign’ the Irish Daily Mirror reads as the paper reports that TDs call for garda chief and Justice Minister to quit in Dail outrage. Independent Deputy Shane Ross and TD Mick Wallace both spoke out in the Dail.

The Irish Examiner leads with ‘Garda warned to drop her sex attack complaint’. The newspaper reports that the second garda whistleblower  was warned of pursuing claims against the force in relation to the alleged. The revelations were made in the Dail yesterday.

A photo on the front of the Irish Examiner has revealed the devastation inside Syria. ‘Apocalyptic’ the headline reads. The photo shows tens of thousands of residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus queue to receive food and water supplies. The photo was taken last month but was only released by the UN last night.

‘Tractor spike kills farmer’ reads the front page of the Irish Daily Star. A farmer was killed after falling on a tractor spike that sliced open his neck yesterday. Michael Kenny (57) managed to walk home after the accident on his Co Kildare farm, but bled to death in his family’s arms.

Finally, the Irish Daily Mail this morning leads with ‘You can keep your Mercs, Quinns told’. Sean Quinn’s children and their spouses have been told they can keep their cars, despite court claims that the family owns the tax-payer€2.8bn.

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