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Saturday 20 July 2019

What it says in the papers

Justice Minister's first day on the job, Kilkenny stabbing and a tragic farming accident lead this morning's front pages.

‘Kenny no exposed over garda scandals – minister’s warning’ reads the front page of today’s Irish Independent. The newspaper reads that the damning Guerin report finds Shatter failed in his duty as minister.

A photo of Sir Bob Geldof features on the front page as the Boomtown Rats star made his first public appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches.

The front page also tells the tragic story of Dublin-born woman Lorna Weafer who has died in Canada after she was attacked by a large male black bear.

The Irish Examiner this morning leads with the story of hundreds of people being left out of pocket after a GP clinic closed. Many families had paid up to €360 for access to the doctor service in Cork, the newspaper reports.

‘Heartbreak for Kasey as Eurovision ends prematurely’ reads the headline over a photo of Can-linn feat Kasey Smith on stage in Copenhagen last night.

‘Inquiry may be widened to include all Garda issues’ reads the front page of the Irish Times. The paper reports that the Taoiseach says commission could look at whistleblower claims and GSOC ‘bugging’.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the tragic story of a toddler who was killed in a farm accident yesterday in East Cork. ’18-month-old killed on the family farm’ reads the front page.

Both The Herald and The Irish Sun lead with the story of Voice star Mark Guildea terror as an armed gang broke into his home and tied up his wife and daughter.

The Irish Daily Star leads with the horrific story of a 28-year-old woman who was knifed to death as she worked in a Kilkenny shopping centre last night. The man is currently being held by Gardai.

‘Great Garda cover-up’ reads the front page of the Irish Daily Mirror. The newspaper reads that Fitzgerald takes over ‘damning inquiry poised to shatter justice system’.

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