Wednesday 17 January 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 Newsdesk Newsdesk

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

The major story in all the papers is the disappearance of Karen Buckley.

The news that a body has been discovered in the search broke too late for the papers.

The Irish Independent leads with news that a man was detained yesterday evening in relation to the investigation.

Police were following a ‘definite line of enquiry’ in the investigation last night.

Also on the front page is a story from Education Editor Katherine Donnelly that students were paid €4m grants by mistake.

The students, who weren’t entitled to the money, received it during the first year of the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) authority.

The Irish Times also features the Karen Buckley story on its front page – however it leads with the fallout from yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling.

The court yesterday relaxed a rule that barred evidence obtained in breach of a defendant’s constitutional rights.

Judge Hardiman criticised the decision, claiming it has given the gardai ‘effective immunity from judicial oversight’ by re-writing a key rule on evidence in criminal trials.

It also reports that a Vietnamese woman who claims be a victim of human trafficking is bringing a High Court action against the State.

The woman was arrested when she was found working in a cannabis grow house in north Dublin in 2012, and has been detained since.

She claims her continued detention is a breach of her human rights.

Karen Buckley also is the lead story on the front page of this morning’s Irish Examiner.

The paper also reports that Cork Airport risks losing its status as Ireland’s second busiest airport with the news more flights are being cut.

Aer Lingus Regional has confirmed its decision to reduce the frequency of some services from the airport.

It also reports that a young offender is now on course for a promising pro-golf career thanks the intervention of his teacher.

The Herald, the Irish Daily Mail and all the red tops lead with the Karen Buckley disappearance.

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