Monday 23 October 2017

What it says in the papers

Today's papers feature Alex White's bid for Labour leader and the decision to axe the medical review process.

The Irish Independent leads with the latest in personal mortgage news with struggling borrowers being given a chance to clear mortgage debts if they sell the homes to balance the money owed. Permanent TSB is the first bank to try the new system, which could see a dramatic decrease in personal insolvency and reduction in overall personal debt.

Former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore meanwhile, is believed to be heading for a €250k per year EU Commissioner job when his role inC abinet ends in early July. Minister for Environment Phil Hogan was the original frontrunner but is now expected to be needed closer to home.

The Herald leads with the heartbreak of a family mourning Sinead Maguire (43), who was tragically killed in a car crash yesterday in North Strand, Dublin. It's understood the car was being pursued by a garda car from a distance and the circumstances of the crash are now the subject of a Garda Ombudsman review.

The Irish Times focuses on the latest in medical card news, insisting the government plan to introduce free GP care is still in place, despite the reversal decision yesterday to provide medical cards based on health conditions rather than financial means. The paper also reports on the GSOC review into the circumstances leading up to Sinead Maguire's death.

The Irish Sun, Irish Daily Star and Irish Daily Mail all feature Roy Keane's talks with Celtic and Rosanna Davison's wedding in Ibiza this Sunday.

In sport, the Irish Independent leads with Ireland manager Martin O'Neill's determination to find for assistant manager Roy Keane to stay put on Irish soil as it's emerged he has been in 'discussions' with his former team.

The Herald also focus on O'Neill's battle to keep Keane.






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