Wednesday 22 November 2017

What it says in the papers

This morning's Irish Independent
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We take a look at the main stories in this morning’s newspapers.

The Irish Independent leads with the story that on average renters are paying as much as €2,400 more to landlords than they would on a mortgage of the same property.

80pc of 54 areas surveyed around the country showed renting was more expensive than buying.

The research was based on prices in the second quarter of this year.

Only in parts of South Dublin and the city centre is it cheaper to rent a family home than to buy one.

The Irish Times reports one the result of Greek elections.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks set to remain in power after his Syriza party garnered over a third of the vote.

Although down on the last election, Mr Tsipras hailed the ‘people’s victory’.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said the result was all the more remarkable given the EU and ECB’s treatment of the country.

The Irish Examiner meanwhile leads with the call for a minimum sentence being set for knife crime.

The call comes as the rate of knife murders was up 60pc last year – with a growing trend being seen in ‘glassing’.

‘Singing in the rain’ is the headline on the Herald, which has a 28-page special on Dublin’s All-Ireland victory yesterday.

Jim Gavin’s team secured their third All-Ireland in five years yesterday after beating Kerry in Croke Park.

The team will parade the trophy down Dublin’s O’Connell Street in a celebration starting at 7.15pm this evening.

The Irish Daily Mail reports an RTE Dj has been suspended after he attempted to sell some of the station’s equipment on DoneDeal.

He has been asked to step aside from his position temporarily as the state broadcaster investigates the incident.

A source told the paper that the DJ mistakenly put the equipment on the auction site, believing it to be his own.

The Irish Star reports that a U2 gig in Stockholm in Sweden had to be abandoned last night when a suspected gunman caused a security alert.

The Globe venue in Stockholm was evacuated after the security alert was sparked.

As police searched the venue fans waited outside in the hope the gig might resume, however it was later confirmed that the group would play again tomorrow night.

However a police spokesperson said the gig was postponed due to ‘unsatisfactory security checks’ and declined to comment on a possible gunman.

The Irish  Sun also leads on the incident at the U2 gig, the paper claims the gunman was dressed as a policeman.

He then tricked arena security in order to gain access, it is reported.

Finally the Irish Mirror leads with ‘Dubble Delight’ as Dublin won the All-Ireland – and that Saturday’s winning lotto ticket was sold in the capital.


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