Wednesday 17 January 2018

What it says in the papers

Fianna Fail are now level in the ratings with Fine Gael, Eircom customers to face astronomical bills and 133 taped calls from Toscan du Plantier case.

The Irish Independent leads with the report from Charlie Weston  - 'Eircom hits 30,000 with bumper bills'  - that a systems error at Eircom, that meant the company did not collect direct debits for several months, will result in thousands of their customers facing huge lump costs.

Also gracing the front page is the political party ratings results. 'Fianna Fail level with FG after Shatter controversy' writes Fionnan Sheahan and John Dowling as FF pull level with their rivals.

The Irish Times also covers this story with 'FG and FF support neck and neck' as Fine Gael suffered a significant drop in followers amid the ongoing investigations.

'Garda searches uncover 133 taped calls from Toscan du Plantier case' is another front page tale from this paper as further searches have uncovered a much larger number of secret recordings than were previously believed to exist.

Juno McEnroe and Stephen Rogers for the Irish Examiner report that 'Kenny says contents of tapes in Bailey case are 'stark''

The Irish Daily Mail also runs with this story, with the line '133 taped calls in the Bailey case' and reveals that well-placed sources say recordings are just 'a proportion' of the total.

But the lead from this paper reads 'Mobile phone charges bonanza' as lawmakers in Brussels have voted in a raft of changes that could lead to a dramatic drop in phone costs.

The splash on The Herald reads 'Guard's face burned in attack' as a man in his 20s was stabbed and had a chemical substance thrown at him at Northside Shopping Centre in Coolock last night.

Meanwhile, the Irish Daily Star continues yesterday's GAA gay porn revelation with 'Cathal got just €2k for gay porn' as the ex-Tyrone ace said he owed a London gambling mob a six-figure sum. 

Irish Independent

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