Sunday 19 November 2017

What it says in the papers

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We take a look at the main stories in this morning’s papers.

The Irish Independent leads with the news that Irish consumers could benefit from an air fares war as Ryanair and the new owner of IAG, the news owners of Aer Lingus, prepare to do battle.

Ryanair will target key routes operated by Aer Lingus with a massive winter price war.

The amount of Ryanair aircraft based in Dublin next winter is already to rise from 21 to 25.

However it is now thought as many as 30 aircraft could be based in the capital as part of the move.

The Irish Times reports that adopted children will win the right to know who their birth parents are under a new bill.

Up to 50,000 people could now gain access to their original birth certs, the paper reports.

However it will be a statutory requirement of the bill that birth parents privacy be respected and they can remain uncontactable if they wish.

The Irish Examiner leads with the crisis facing Tusla.

A review into the operation of the agency has found that 5,000 cases are without a social worker.

It has also emerged that the cash-strapped Child and Family Agency had 27,337 open cases as of the end of last February.

Some children are waiting years before they are seen by a social worker, the paper reports.

The Herald reports that convicted child rapist Danny Ward was attacked by a member of the public in a garda station.

The paedophile, who was chased out of accommodation in north Dublin and Ringsend last month, was punched and kicked during the attack.

It is believed the footage was recorded inside a garda station.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with details of its investigation into dental fees.

The paper reports that dentist consultation fees can range from as little as €20 to as much as €70.

A study of 119 reputable dental practices nationwide was undertaken as part of the survey.

The Irish Star leads with the headline ‘Dunbelievable’, as Irish rookie golfer Paul Dunne could become the first amateur in 85 years to win the British Open.

The 22-year-old is tied for the lead going into the final day – but won’t get the €1.6m top prize due to his amateur status.

The Irish Daily Mirror reports that a man’s body has been found in a pool at the home of Hollywood movie star Demi Moore.

The 21-year-old man is reported to have drowned in the pool during a party at the actress’ home.

However the 52-year-old star was not present in the house at the time of the accident.

Finally the Irish Sun reports that legendary performer Twink could be putting her panto career on hold – as her baking career takes off.

The 63-year-old has been selling her home-baked creations at a farmers’ market in Dublin every Saturday morning, and her banoffee pie has proved so popular she is now in talks to distribute it to supermarkets nationwide.

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