Wednesday 17 January 2018

What it says in the papers

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

The Irish Independent leads with the story that the government yesterday announced a commission of inquiry into transactions by IBRC.

Finance Minister Michael Noonan brought the proposal to cabinet, on the back of allegations made by Independent TD Catherine Murphy.

Philip Ryan reports that there were ‘robust’ exchanges between Fine Gael and Labour Ministers over the course of two cabinet meetings over the establishment of the inquiry.

The Irish Times also leads with news of the IBRC inquiry.

The papers also reports on its front page that an investigation is to be launched after the Irish tricolour was flown over Stormont yesterday.

Leading the Irish Examiner is also news of the IBRC inquiry.

The paper also reports that the FIFA whistleblower has admitted taking bribes for the awarding of the 2010 World Cup, which took place in South Africa.

There is mounting pressure on the World Soccer body to review the holding of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar amid corruption allegations.

The Herald leads with an exclusive on FIFA.

The paper reports that an Irish company owned by the organisation had revenues of €113m during its years in business.

FIFA Ireland Ltd had Sepp Blatter as director for seven years and transferred massive sums to its parent organisation in Switzerland.

FIFA Ireland employed no staff here.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the story that teachers have said a €2,000 pay rise is ‘not enough’.

Leading teachers union the TUI (Teachers Union of Ireland) is recommending its 14,500 members reject the new public pay agreement.

The Star leads with an interview with two sisters who speak of their sexual abuse by their stepfather from the age of nine.

The Irish Mirror leads with the story of a grandmother who was allegedly beaten to death by a fellow hospital patient.

The Alzheimer’s patient in her 70s died 48 hours after being attacked in a hospital ward.

Finally The Sun leads with the news that a man ruptured his penis while having sex with his girlfriend.

The Donegal man told the paper he had ‘never experience pain like it’.

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