Tuesday 20 March 2018

What it says in the papers

This morning's Irish Independent
This morning's Irish Independent

ALL of the broadsheet papers this morning lead with news of the banking inquiry.

The Irish Independent reports that the inquiry won’t hear any evidence until Easter of next year, meaning that it will have a maximum of a year to complete its report.

Also on the front page is the story of how gardai are investigating after a €400k alleged fraud at a Credit Union.

The Herald meanwhile reports that a man has been arrested in relation to the shooting of  a 6-year-old boy in Dublin on Friday.

It’s reported that the intended target was a relative of the boy.

The Irish Times also leads with news of the banking inquiry. It reports that government parties have decided not to apply the party whip to members on the inquiry.

The Irish Examiner also leads with the inquiry, reporting that there have been calls for Enda Kenny to scrap it, in light of claims it won’t be neutral.

Meanwhile The Irish Daily Mail leads with the story of new proposals coming from the Department of Education which will give parents more control over a range of issues affecting their children.

The paper claims this could lead to the end of heavy schoolbags.

In the tabloids – The Irish Daily Star leads with details on the shooting of a 6-year-old boy in Dublin. The paper reports that officers now believe the main suspect is on the run.

The Irish Sun reports that a stripper has been booked to play a Leaving Cert disco, much to the fury of parents.

Finally The Irish Mirror also leads with news of the shooting of a 6-year-ol boy, with the hadline ‘Pray for Sean’.

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