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Thursday 18 January 2018

What it says in the papers

Today's papers are dominated by coverage of the damning Jimmy Savile report.

The Irish Independent leads with Labour's latest uphill battle as Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has admitted his appointment of Coalition cronies as state board members was influenced by their political links.

Separately, the paper also runs with news that residents near Croke Park will be given a €500,000 legacy fund after local upset over Garth Brooks' sell-out five performances at the home of GAA. A full report will be released later today as the GAA will also never hold more than three consecutive concerts as part of a new agreement with residents.

The Herald leads with the tragic death of an eight-year-old girl in a car crash in Rosscarbery, Co Cork yesterday. The 17-year-old driver, who was alone in the other vehicle involved, is being treated for minor injuries.

The Irish Times leads with the new pressures being put on incoming chief of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on job creation by socialist leaders. Last night, 11 heads of state, said their support for the new leader from Luxembourg, is conditional on his employment stimulus.

The Irish Examiner also covers the tragic death of the eight-year-old girl in Cork, while leading with a recovered internal memo showing that civil service employees are reluctant to challenge poor departmental policies, according to internal auditors.

The auditors claim many long-term deficiencies originate from staff's inability to defend their workplace from 'poor policy direction by government'.

In sport, the Irish Independent splashes with embattled striker Luis Suarez's a four-month ban from 'all football related activities' after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. It prevents him from training, playing or even entering a football stadium for 120 days.

The Herald also covers the aftermath of the World Cup bite with former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson encourage club owners to sell Suarez amid the controversy.










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