Monday 19 February 2018

What it says in the papers

The Irish Independent
The Irish Independent

The Irish Independent leads with the findings of the Cooke report which concludes that no bugging took place at the Garda Ombudsman’s office.

The paper also features a story on how the HSE has axed ‘last resort’ operation for the obese, as well as a story on how some families are financially better off staying on social welfare.

The Herald leads with details of the first day of the inquest in to the Cork air crash from 2011, which claimed six lives.

It also features details of the Cooke report on the front page.

Meanwhile both the Irish Examiner and The Irish Times also lead with the details of the Cook report, which was published last night.

The Irish Daily Mail chooses to report on the announcement of a full state inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

Meanwhile in the tabloids, The Irish Daily Star reports that Irish punters are set to ‘go nuts’ betting on the World Cup, with an estimated €150m to be gambled.

The Irish Daily Mirror also leads with the first day of the Cork air crash inquest.

Finally The Sun leads with the headline ‘On hurl majesty’s tree cut service’, reporting that the Queen is to provide Ash to make hurleys.

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