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Friday 24 November 2017

What it says in the papers

Today's papers are dominated with coverage of Joan Burton's stake for Labour leadership.

The Irish Independent leads with the change in housing over the coming years, as outlined by An Bord Pleanala. Duplexes are set to replace the tradition three-bed semi-detached house in main towns and cities, would include shared gardens and playgrounds for families.

The decision has been made as current homes do not utilise expensive infrastructure, including water treatment plants, roads and rail systems.

In other news, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to stall medical card reviews after intense public backlash.

The Herald leads with the ongoing court case of David Drumm in Boston. His wife Lorraine allegedly told a property lawyer who handled their $2m house deal: "It's my money, it's my money," a court heard.

The Irish Times leads with Burton's hat being thrown in the Labour leadership ring, and made it clear to Fine Gael that 'Labour under her command would not seek to move away from a tough-deficit-cutting target in the October budget'.

The Irish Examiner focuses on the internal conflict among Gardai and the Department of Justice. A source close to whistleblowe Sgt Maurice McCabe has slammed acting commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan's claims that senior garda management are in contact with Sgt McCabe, with the insider saying that the only contact he has had with them was to complain about ongoing harassment.

In sport, Roy Keane is now emerging as the front runner to become the new Celtic boss to replace Neil Lennon, who resigned last night, according to the Irish Independent. Despite Keane's protests to the contrary, he has become the overnight favourite with bookies and industry insiders.

The Herald reports that Ireland keeper David Forde is considering a move to Germany amid 'sniffs' from the Premier League. "I'd have no problem moving", he said. "It's still in the mix, an option."


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