Sunday 17 December 2017

What it says in the papers

Today's papers feature an assault on a pregnant woman, the availability of easy mortgages for first-time buyers and coverage of Donald Trump's visit.

The Irish Independent leads with a story by Fionnan Sheahan on the ease at which first time buyers will be able to attain mortgages as part of an effort to boost house building.

The main picture sees former Rehab CEOs Angela Kerins and Frank Flannery enjoying lunch together at FX Buckley restaurant in Monkstown yesterday Ms Kerins did not comment to the Irish Independent when asked if they would be appearing before the Public Accounts Committee.

The Herald leads with the story of a pregnant woman who was dramatically carjacked in Dublin yesterday, She was threatened with a blood filled syringe while attempting to park her car in Mountjoy Square.

The Irish Times leads with the Justice Department's Secretary General Brian Purcell calling before an Oireachtas committee on Thursday. The committee will seek a response from Mr Purcell about the report into Garda misconduct highlighted by a Garda whistelblower.

The Irish Daily Star splashes with the sensational story of Solange Knowles allegedly attacking Jay-Z in a lift after th Met Gala.

In sport, the Irish Independent leads with Ryan Giggs' proclamation that it's the decision of incoming Man United manager Louis van Gaal whether or not he extends his playing career. "I joined Manchester United in the hope of winning trophies and never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how successfully we would be during my time here," he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, The Herald leads with Man City's Vincent Kompany's promising more trophies next season after winning the premier league championship.















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