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Saturday 17 March 2018

What it says in the papers

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

Parents 'disgusted' at teachers' fighting and continuing water meter protests across the country lead the front pages of this morning's papers.

‘Parents disgusted at teachers’ public fight’ reads the front page of the Irish Independent. The newspaper reports that parents were left ‘stunned’ as bitter infighting erupted in the country’s largest second-level union, with the leader revealing he has received threats to his life.

The Irish Times also follows up on the annual teaching conference and leads with, ‘Teachers ‘horrified’ at Quinn’s lack of consultation’. The paper reports that the TUI President has said Education Minister Quinn (who he dubs ‘Minister for Announcements’) has no interest in negotiation.

The Irish Examiner leads with the continuing protests in a Cork housing estate against the installation of water meters. The newspaper reads, ‘Call for wave of protests’. The newspaper reports that the anti-water tax campaigners have warned the Government that it faces a wave of nationwide blockades after water meter protests mounted yesterday.

The Irish Daily Mail reads ‘Megaphone diplomacy!’ this morning. The newspaper reports on ‘more extraordinary scenes’ as teachers begin to row among themselves. They also report that the man who brought a megaphone to the annual teaching conference has refused to apologise.

The Irish Daily Star continues the coverage of Moyes’ sacking as Manchester United manager this morning and reports on the former manager’s statement which thanked everyone, but the players. The headline reads, ‘Thanks everyone (...except for the players)’

The Irish Daily Mirror reports on new alleged evidence in the missing case of British child Madeleine. ‘Maddie: New shock evidence’ the front page reads. The paper reports that police are now investigating an attack on a 10-year-old girl in the same resort where Madeleine McCann vanished.

The Irish Sun leads with ‘Kids in ‘House of Horror’’ this morning. The newspaper reports on two children being in care last night after their brother (11) made claims against his own parents.

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