Saturday 16 December 2017

What it says in the papers

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Speculation about the Garth Brooks concerts continues to dominate the papers.

The front page of the Irish Independent reports that newly elected Tanaiste Joan Burton wants an extra cabinet post for the Labour Party as coalition talks begin today.

Among Labour’s demands are a second year of free childcare for 65,000 children and measures to ease the tax burden on low and middle income families.

Irish Daily Mail reports that drinking wine on weeknights and a bottle on the weekend is potentially enough to kill a woman by her 40s, a liver specialist has warned.

Professor Frank Murray says that the death rate among women from liver disease has doubled in the past 20 years.

According to The Irish Daily Mirror, pubs will lose out on €15 million should the two concerts be cancelled.

The Licensed Vintners Association have called for Dublin City Council to reverse its decision saying the hospitality industry needs a boost.

The Co Clare man who won Saturday’s €4.4 million lotto jackpot has chosen to remain anonymous. The winning ticket was bought in Sixmilebridge.

The man is the fourth multi million lotto winner in the county in the last year.

The Irish Sun reports that one of Interpol’s wanted fugitives is running a cafe in Dublin.

Lisa-Marie Smith skipped bail on drugs charges in Thailand almost 20 years ago.

The British national was discovered working at Hippetys Cafe in Dublin city centre.

In The Irish Times, Robert F Kennedy’s widow Ethel believes that the letters written by Jackie Kennedy to Dublin priest Fr Joseph Leonard could be destroyed to end the controversy.

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