Monday 23 April 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of this morning's Irish Independent
The front page of this morning's Irish Independent

We take a look at the front pages of this morning’s newspapers

The Irish Independent leads with the latest on the IAG bid for Aer Lingus.

The paper reports that shares in the airline plummeted yesterday amid growing expectations the government will reject the offer.

However Transport Minister Pascal Donohoe denied any final decision has been made – and said the government is considering issues such as connectivity and employment.

The Irish Times meanwhile reports that a new debt deal for Ireland has been ruled out as Greece struggles with its attempts at a renegotiations.

Ireland was hoping to renegotiate its debt deal if Greece was able to gain more favourable terms from Europe.

The Irish Examiner reports that more arrests are on the way following the detention of TD Paul Murphy yesterday.

Mr Murphy was arrested over the investigation into the detention of Tanaiste Joan Burton at a protest last year.

The paper reports up to 40 more arrests are being planned.

The Herald leads with details of the murder of Jacqueline McDonagh, who was beaten for over an hour by her husband before succumbing to her injuries.

McDonagh pleaded guilty to the murder.

The Irish Sun and the Irish Mirror also lead with details of the case.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that 20 more people are set to be arrested in relation to the Joan Burton protest.

Finally the Irish Star also reports on Paul Murphy’s ‘anger’ at his arrest yesterday.

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