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Sunday 22 April 2018

What it says in the papers

EU's latest demands, yesterday's Mini-Marathon and the search for Madeleine feature on this morning's front pages.

‘New blow to Burton as EU demands more cuts’ reads the front page of the Irish Independent this morning. The European Commission deals the blow to the ‘central plank’ of Joan Burton’s campaign to become Labour Party leader as they insist the Government must inflict another €2bn of austerity, the article reads.

Yesterday’s Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin also features on the front page with the headline, ‘Big hand for 40,000 superwomen’.

The front page of The Irish Times reads; ‘Brussels puts further pressure on Coalition over policies’ as they report that the high healthcare expenditure and ‘excessive level’ of legal fees pointed out.

The Irish Examiner also leads with news from the European Commission, reading; ‘Widen property tax net in budget, says EC’. The front page leads with a photo of the latest search in the seven-year-old case of missing child Madeleine McCann in Portugal.

‘Austerity diet ‘causing baby birth defects’’ reads the front page of today’s Irish Daily Mail. The newspaper reports that austerity may be leading to a rise in spina bifida and other defects in newborns, a leading obstetrician has warned.

The Irish Daily Mirror leads with the latest search in Portugal for missing child Madeleine and the headline; ‘Maddie cops move in’. The article reads; ‘Parents braced for the worst as police start dig using radar’.

The Irish Daily Star leads with the news of Roy Keane turning down an offer at Celtic football club to stay on with O’Neill in Ireland. ‘Bhoy Kea-no’ reads the headline.

The search for Madeleine also features on the front page of the Irish Sun alongside their story of the day; ‘Dumped by text’ – ‘St Ledger gets red card’. The newspaper reports that the Republic of Ireland defender was heartbroken last night after he was dumped by text. The 29-year-old tweeted his dismay after he received the text message.

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