Thursday 19 April 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of today's Irish Independent
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We take a look at the main stories in this morning’s papers.

The Irish Independent leads with the latest on the continuing crisis in Greece.

Niall O’Connor in Brussels reports that the country has been issued with a stark ultimatum; make further cuts or exit the Euro.

Up to nine member states are said to accept that a Grexit may form part of a solution to the crisis.

It is also understood the possibility of the country exiting the currency for five years is still on the table.

The Irish Times also leads with the latest on the Greece crisis.

EU leaders are continuing to mount pressure on Prime Minister Tsipras, which could force a split in his government.

The paper also reports that gardai are concerned that a ‘fixated loner’ could conceal themselves inside Leinster House overnight.

The Irish Examiner reports that the number of students seeking counselling has hit a record high, rising 300pc in the last eight years.

Over 10,000 students attended on-campus counselling in the last 12 months, compared with just 3,863 in the 2007/08 academic year.

The Herald leads with yesterday’s tragic car accident in Co Laois.

Three friends were killed in the horrific accident after attending a 21st birthday party.

The accident happened on a rural road at 3am as the friends travelled to an all-night service station.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the story that today is the day a €27m postcode system is being rolled out.

The system will see every home in the country being given its own seven digit code, called an eircode.

Homeowners will receive a letter in the next two weeks telling them what their postcode is.

The system will see most Dublin postcodes, including the infamous ‘D4’, replaced.

The Irish Star and the Irish Mirror both lead with details of yesterday’s horrific crash on Co Laois.

Finally the Irish Sun leads with a story ahead of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s appearance ahead of the banking inquiry later this week.

The paper reports that the former Taoiseach will ‘defend his honour’ at the inquiry.

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