Wednesday 21 March 2018

What it says in the papers

Criticism of Gilmore’s leadership, the Rhianna lawsuit and Max Clifford’s conviction dominate the front pages of the Irish nationals this morning.

‘Gilmore gets four weeks to save job’ writes Niall O’Connor in the Irish Independent as the Labour leader has one month to prove he can lead his party members in the next general election.

The Irish Times runs with ‘Tensions rise in labour following latest criticism of Gilmore’s leadership’ as cracks begin to show following the calls for the minister’s resignation from Phil Prendergast.

Meanwhile, the Irish Daily Mail writes ‘Gilmore’s job is safe, says Joan’, reporting that the Social Protection Minister has ruled out a heave for the minister’s position.

The Herald leads with the tale that Rihanna being sued for defamation by her former Irish head of security. In ‘Rhianna sued by Irish minder’, the paper reveals that the pop princess allegedly sent an "untrue" and damaging email to Dubliner Geoff Keating and his wife.

‘Rhianna sued by Psychic’ is the Irish Sun’s take on the legal action, reporting that Mr Keating now works as a medium with his “natural ability to tap into infinite wisdom”.

PR guru Max Clifford was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults on teenage girls yesterday and the Irish Examiner features the story front page with ‘Clifford faces prison for indecent assaults’.

The Irish Daily Star features a teaser to an inside exclusive on the case with ‘Evil Clifford stole my childhood’ and Irish Mirror reports ‘Clifford is a Monster’.

A teacher stabbed to death in a Catholic secondary school in the UK also features on the front page of the Irish Independent.

Anne Maguire – who was married to an Irishman – was attacked by one of her students in the classroom.

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