Tuesday 24 October 2017

What it says in the papers

The search for the GSOC mole and the Irish army's latest weapon upgrade lead the front pages of today's newspapers.

‘Hunt for mole who breached security at garda watchdog’ reads the front of today’s Irish Independent. The newspaper reports that a lawyer has been brought in to the Garda Ombudsman to find the source of the recent leaks of a report into the suspected bugging of its headquarters.

‘Kenny at odds with Labour hopeful’ reads the front of the Irish Examiner. The article reads that Labour leader hopeful Alex White is standing over claims that the former Garda Commissioner was fired. The front page also reports on a story from Limerick in which four children have been left orphaned after a drowning accident which claimed the life of their father yesterday.

‘HSE U-turn means some executives may retain pay top-ups’ reads the front page of the Irish Times. The paper reports that voluntary sector officials may keep their extra payments if contracts entitle them to do so.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with calls from a children’s dietician who’s asking for ice-cream vans to silence their music. ‘Turn down the volume Mr Whippy’ the headline reads. The dietician is calling for the loud jingles advertising the ice-cream vans to be silenced.

‘€4m bill for missiles upgrade’ reads the front of The Herald today. The newspaper reports that the army is upgrading the country’s missile defence system – at a cost of €4.4m to the taxpayer.

The Irish Daily Mirror leads with further nationwide revelations following the Tuam babies discovery. It was reported yesterday that a religious school secretly kept a room full of babies ‘that were never seen again’, a woman who was put into the Mount Carmel Industrial School in Westmeath has claimed.

‘Tot booze horror’ reads the front page of the Irish Sun which leads with the report of a mother being jailed after her toddler was found by gardai sitting in the back of a car with a six-pack of beer between his legs, an open can of Budweiser in  his hands and smelling of beer.

The Irish Daily Star leads with the same story and the headline, ‘Boozed-up tot (2) had open beer can’.

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