Saturday 16 December 2017

What it says in the papers

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

The Irish Independent reports that a planned cut in property tax for homeowners in bigger urban areas is causing a split in cabinet.

Fine Gael wants the extra money to be used pay for local services, however Labour would rather pass on a cut in rate to homeoweners.

The Herald meanwhile leads with the story of how the mother of a six-year-old boy who was shot in Dublin last month is hopefully that he will walk again.

Sean Scully still remains in a wheelchair.

Both The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner lead with the aftermath of the report into garda handling of alleged child abduction by two Roma families.

The papers report that the state will now pay compensation to the families who were wrongly accused.

The Irish Daily Mail also reports on the Roma abduction story, however says that the seven-year-old blond girl at the centre of one of the cases has now dyed her hair black.

Meanwhile in the Tabloids both The Irish Star and Irish Mirror lead with the latest developments in the Madeleine McCann investigation.

Both papers report on how four new suspects have been taken in for questioning by Portuguese police.

Finally the Irish Sun reports on how Six thrill seekers were left dangling in the air in Waterford yesterday evening after an amusement ride broke down.

It took two hours before they were returned to the ground.

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