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Thursday 12 December 2019

What it says in the papers

This morning's Irish Independent front page
This morning's Irish Independent front page

We take a look at what it says on the front pages of this morning’s papers.

The Irish Independent leads with the story of how a cut to the top rate of tax is planned in next month’s budget.

Fionnan Sheehan says the aim of the measure is to give some relief to hard-pressed middle income earners.

However the measures may only see about €300 per year back in people’s pockets.

The Herald meanwhile leads with the story of how a granddad was crushed to death by a wall in Co Cork last night.

Billy O’Driscoll (72) died following the horrific incident.

The Irish Times reports that whistleblower Maurice McCabe is set to join the probe into the latest penalty points controversy.

It follows allegations that the system is being abused just as much as its predecessor.

The Irish Examiner also leads with the same story.

The Irish Daily Mail reports on comments by Judge Barry White.

During an interview with Sean O’Rourke yesterday, he said some rapes are ‘less violent’ than others.

The Star meanwhile reports on the murder of two British students on a Thai island.

The Irish Daily Mirror meanwhile reports that conmen took advantage of the late Taoiseach Albert Reynolds during his battle with Alzheimer’s.

The Sun meanwhile leads with the story of how a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted after she met a man on dating app Tinder.

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