Tuesday 23 January 2018

What it says in the papers

A radical change on the Leaving Cert points system and a blow to Ukraine's peace bid leads this morning's front pages.

‘New Leaving grades bid to take heat from points race’ reads the front of today’s Irish Independent. The newspaper reports that the ABC system will be dropped in sweeping education changes that are expected to take the heat from the points’ race every summer.

The front page also reports a blow to the Ukraine peace bid as three are killed in a shootout, leaving the Geneva peace deal in shatters.

The Irish Times also opts for the education story for their front page, with the headline reading; ‘Leaving Cert grades face radical change under plan’.

‘Year-long wait just to meet legal aid lawyer’ reads the front of the Irish Examiner. The newspaper reports fears that family law delays are putting vulnerable children at risk.

‘Criminal act’ reads The Herald. The newspaper reports that a convicted heroin dealer who was sentenced to a total of ten years in prison is now filming scenes for hit RTÉ drama series ‘Love/Hate’. The story reports that Alan Lennox took acting classes in Mountjoy Prison with some of the stars from the series.

The Irish Daily Star chooses ‘Crim’s €30k death wish’ for its front page this morning. A notorious criminal has drawn up a will, with a €30,000 bounty for the man who avenges his death.

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