Tuesday 16 January 2018

What it says in the papers

Former TDs lewd messages to schoolgirl and Garda Commissioner Callinan decision on an apology to whistleblower; here’s what it says in the papers

'MUM tells gardai how drunk TD sent lewd message to schoolgirl’ reads the front of the Irish Independent.

The newspaper reports how the mother of the schoolgirl who was sent lewd message by Patrick Nulty has given a full account of the events involving the disgraced TD to the gardai.

The front page also reads; ‘€36k career breaks spark Garda manpower fears’. Paul Williams reports that an Garda Siochana is facing an ‘unprecedented’ manpower crisis, as thousands of officers are eligible to apply for an incentivised three-year career break worth up to €36,000.

The Irish Times leads today’s front page with ‘Latvian pair behind firm named over Quinn’s legal payments’. The front page also reads ‘Callinan ‘not planning’ a full apology’. The newspaper reports that the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan does not intend issuing a full apology for the describing the actions of whistleblowers as ‘disgusting’.

The Irish Examiner contradicts this morning’s Irish Times, reading, ‘Callinan to retract insult to whistleblowers’. The newspaper reports that the Garda chief is under pressure for ‘disgusting’ content.

The Irish Daily Star, Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mirror also lead with former TD Nulty’s lewd messages. ‘Cops to quiz ‘spank’ TD Nulty’ reads the Mirror, ‘I bet you look hot on the beach’ the Irish Sun reports what Nulty told one woman and ‘T.D shame schoolgirl to go to gardai’ reads the Star.

Today’s Herald also leads with the story, leading with the quote; ‘Nulty sent messages to girls’ pals’.

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