Wednesday 22 November 2017

What it says in the papers

Today's Irish Independent leads with an exclusive story about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who was reportedly given information by police about his brother's paedophile allegations before testifying.

Deborah McGee writes that the ombudsman is currently investigating a PSNI officer's treatment of the case, in which the details were discussed with Gerry Adams before he was called to testify in court, and his brother would later be found guilty on the charges.

If the new allegation was to be upheld, it could result in the officer being disciplined and could also constitute a contempt of court.

The paper also covers a court's ruling yesterday that we have the right 'to be forgotten' on Google. The court ruled it was the right of EU citizens to be 'forgotten' and companies like Google could be classified as personal 'data controllers'.

The Herald leads with the court case into the murder of nanny Aoife Phelan, who was repeatedly beaten and tied in a black sack and dumped in an oil barrel, the court was told.

25-year-old Robert Corbet has pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.

The Irish Examiner splashes with the expected travel chaos due to Aer Lingus' proposed summer strike. The action will start at midnight on May 30th and many flights are expected to be cancelled if no resolution can be made.

The Irish Times features a study which reveals children are the msot affected by poverty as a result of the recession.

The latest ERSI figures show that almost a third of children have been deprived of food and clothing. A separate report's results also show a higher unemployment rate among men and state that pensioners, although among the most vulnerable in society, have lower poverty rates than expected.

Today's papers also heavily feature the latest on embattled Justice Department Secretary General Brian Purcell, who has failed to secure the backing of new Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

In sport, the Irish Independent leads with Roy Kean's slamming Man United's chief executive Ed Woodward as the man responsible for the team's nightmare season. He also criticised Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones, among many others, as players who let the team down.












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