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Saturday 24 February 2018

What it says in the papers

The Irish Independent leads with the story of how homeowners in more than a dozen city and county council areas could be in line for a property tax rate cut next year.

The economic Management Council says between 12 and 14 councils have sufficient funds to make a cut.

The Herald meanwhile reports that over 2,700 ‘criminal cabbies’ stayed off the roads of the capital this weekend after gardai went on a crackdown.

It is believed thousands of drivers have criminal convictions and therefore should not be driving a taxi.

The Irish Times lead with  the story that private transport operators who take part in the free travel scheme are threatening to pull out.

The paper reports that the costs involved are so high that it is forcing operators to consider pulling out.

The Irish Examiner says that Facebook and Sky are pressuring the government to bring in new laws on internet regulation, to prevent the exploitation of children.

Meanwhile the Irish Daily Mail reports that Ireland’s ambulance fleet is in ‘a shambles’.

The paper reports that there has been a number of ‘serious’ breakdowns in recent weeks.

In the tabloids, The Star reports that the driver of a car which crashed over the weekend killing four people may have fell asleep at the wheel.

The Sun meanwhile reports that the ex-partner of Gerry Ryan Melanie Verwoerd has slammed RTE’s ‘delayed’ decision to build a memorial to the broadcaster.

Finally The Irish Daily Mirror reports on the horrific death of a young Irish boy following a quad bike accident in Portugal.

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