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Tuesday 16 January 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of today's Irish Independent
The front page of today's Irish Independent

It’s The Boss himself smiling out from the front page of today’s Irish Independent as Bruce Springsteen was spotted strolling around Dublin’s RDS at the weekend.

The world-renowned rocker was at the Dublin Horse show to support his daughter Jessica (22) as she competed in the competition.

Meanwhile, the headline reads; ’50,000 will find a job as economic growth soars’. Colm Kelpie reports that tens of thousands of people are set to be lifted off the dole queues next year as the economic recovery gathers pace.

‘Coroner attacks moves to ‘hide’ suicide’ reads the front of the Irish Examiner as the paper reports on how a proposal for shorter death certificates would leave ‘cause of death’ blank.

The Irish Times leads with ‘ESRI says house prices 27 per cent below real value’. The newspaper reads that the overcorrection in the wake of the property crash still has to work itself it as prices in Dublin are not as undervalued as in other parts of the State.

‘Hutch was target of boxer ‘hit’’ reads the front page of today’s Herald. Ken Foy reports that criminal Gary Hutch was the intended target of an assassination attempt which left an innocent boxer with serious injuries, it is believed.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the latest news from the government’s plans to chase all State debts. ‘Pay up or the State will raid your bank account’ the headline reads.

Both the Irish Daily Star and the Irish Sun lead with the story that convicted drugs mule Michaella McCollum Connolly could be returning to Ireland to carry out the remainder of her prison sentence. ‘Pac k your bags!’ reads the front of the Irish Daily Star. ‘Michaella home for sick mum’ reads the Sun.

Finally, the Irish Daily Mirror leads with the story of a trainee lifeguard who risked his life to save a brother and sister from drowning in a rip tide. ‘Water hero!’ reads the headline.

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