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Saturday 20 July 2019

What it says in the papers

Today's Irish Independent leads with the latest Labour post-election drama.

The paper leads with Fine Gael's warning that the purse strings when it comes to Budget talks with the new Labour leader. Social Protection Minister Joan Burton will declare her candidacy for the role today.

Today's paper also covers the re-introduction of lengthy mortgages of up to 35 years rising in popularity. Super-term mortgages mean people can borrow more and more, therefore pushing up prices, according to Irish Financial Review's Frank Conway.

The Irish Times leads with the latest on Ireland's corporation tax, consulting financial expert Fergal O'Rourke who says that 'Ireland will not be able to sustain its current corporate residency rules'.

The Irish Examiner also covers the post-Gilmore leadership Labour era and budget cuts after Finance Minister Michael Noon said there is room to ease the €2bn intended cuts. Mr Gilmore said yesterday his resgination would not affect the Coalition's budget talks.

The Irish Sun leads with Caroline Wozniacki breaking her silence on her Rory McIlroy spot, the Irish Daily Star leads with photos of Kimye's wedding and the Irish Daily Mail covers an exclusive story on Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson being taped smoking cannabis.

In sport, Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has said his current squad are respectful of his authority as manager. "You give them a little bit of leeway," he said. "They are professional players. Some of them have families living not too far from here."

The Herald leads with Olympic boxer John Joe Nevin's road to recovery after a vicious assault earlier this year. Nevin is coming leaps and bounds, according to his coach.






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