Wednesday 17 January 2018

What it says in the papers

Ban on takeaways near schools and updates on missing flight MH370 - here's what it says in the papers today.

‘Ban on takeaways near schools to fight obesity’ reads the front of today’s Irish Independent. Ralph Riegel reports that an exclusion zone for new fast-food restaurants around schools and playgrounds is being considered by the Government.

The front page also reads; ‘Smoke-filled cabin could have caused jet to crash’, in the latest update from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The former head of security at America’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said yesterday he believed that the flight went off course in a desperate attempt to reach safety as the cabin filled with smoke.

‘One in 10 borrowers will get split home loan deal’ reads the front page of today’s Irish Examiner. The newspaper reports that the head of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation David Hall has said that only one in ten of distressed mortgage holders will qualify for the split mortgage solution that includes a significant debt write-down.

The Irish Times leads their front page with updates from the Ukraine crisis, reading ‘EU leaders may impose harsher sanctions on Russia’. The newspaper reports that member states of the EU are divided over possible scale and scope of further sanctions.

Both this morning’s Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star lead this morning’s front pages with updates on missing child Madeleine McCann. ‘New Maddie suspect attacked five hols girls’ reads the Irish Daily Mirror while the Star reads ‘Maddie cops hunt serial sex fiend’.

The continuing Pistorius trial in Pretoria, South Africa is on the front of today’s Irish Sun. ‘Oscar binged on porn.. then shot Reeva’ the front page reads. 

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