Wednesday 21 February 2018

What it says in the papers

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

We take a look at what the papers are saying this morning.

The Irish Independent leads with the story of a damning report on the Department of Justice.

In light of the report, department Secretary General Brian Purcell asked to be re-assigned.

The Herald meanwhile leads with the tragic story of the death of two Irish climbers on Mont Blanc.

The pair are believed to have fallen to their deaths after a rope snapped.

The Irish Times also leads with details of the damning report published yesterday on the Department of Justice.

The paper says the report criticised a ‘silo-driven’ culture at the department.

Also the Irish Examiner leads with details on the report.

It says that department chief Brian Purcell will keep his €200k salary despite quitting his post.

The Irish Daily Mail opts to lead with the jailing of former minister Ivor Callely yesterday.

The paper reports that the former junior minister and senator will keep his €53k pension despite being jailed.

In the tabloids, The Irish Sun also leads with the Callely story.

The paper leads with the headline ‘Banged up & No broad’ – as it reveals his wife won’t be visiting him after the court was told their marriage broke down last year.

The Irish Daily Star also leads on Callely.

It simply has the headline ‘lowlife’, after a former Mayor spoke to the paper about Callely trying to blame his dead friend for his problems.

Finally the Irish Daily Mirror also leads with the tragic story of the death of two men on Mont Blanc.

The paper reports that the two men died following a 200m fall.

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