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Saturday 7 December 2019

What it says in the papers

Missing Dublin men feared dead, Ukraine crisis escalates and student in class death tragedy

One of the main stories splashing across the front pages this morning is the disturbing tale of the two Dublin men missing in Co Cavan.

The Irish Independent leads with ‘Missing men: dumped body call probed’ as Paul Williams reports that the family of one of the two men “fear the worst”.

Gardai fear the disappearance of father-of-two Eoin O’Connor (32) and Anthony Keegan (33) may be linked to the drug trade.

The Herald therefore lead with the line ‘Missing pals murder fear’ as the paper writes that a gangster is being investigated over the suspected killings of the two men.

In similar tales, The Irish Sun’s front page reads ‘Missing 2 feared buried in a field’ while the Irish Daily Mirror reports  ‘Missing pals feared killed’ and the Irish Daily Star runs with the line ‘Gardai fear 2 missing friends killed’. 

Another tragic story to hit front pages this morning was that of the student who died during a class at the University of Limerick yesterday.

The Irish Examiner reports ‘University in shock as student dies during class’ as 22-year old Rachel Hogan, was with her classmates when she collapsed in a room at the college at around 130pm yesterday.

The Ukraine crisis also features on the Irish Independent’s front page with ‘Putin sends in tanks as rebels killed’ with Russia ordering a large-scale military exercise on its border with Ukraine.

‘Russia starts war games after Ukraine’s rebel strike’ reads the headline in the Irish Times as the UN says that the situation could ‘spin out of control’.

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