Tuesday 21 November 2017

What it says in the papers: News Edition

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

The Irish Independent leads with the news that former US First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for President again in 2016.

The news – which was widely expected – means she is the first heavyweight to throw her name in the ring for the Democrat nomination.

Ms Clinton launched the campaign last night, saying she would be a ‘champion for everyday Americans’.

The launch puts Clinton on a collision course with Jeb Bush, the younger brother of former President George W Bush and current favourite to land the Republican nomination.

The Irish Times reports that new anti-fraud measures are set to cut the social welfare bill by €505m.

Last year the department received 21,000 allegations of fraud, but this led to few savings.

The paper reports that the number reflects a cultural change – in the years before the crash there were less than 1,000 allegations of fraud annually.

The Irish Examiner meanwhile reports that the country has its ‘head in the sand’ at the surge in drug abuse.

The paper reports that drug treatment figures have been steadily rising over the last five years, driven by a rise in the use of benzodiazepines and cannabis – and the spread of heroine outside the capital.

Garda sources have told the paper that there is rising concern within the force as organised crime moves to take control of the benzodiazepines market.

Official figures show a rise of almost 25pc in the number of people treated for drug abuse between 2009 and 2013.

The Herald reports on the capital’s latest fatal stabbing.

Conor Feehan reports that a woman is begin quizzed by gardai over the death of Stefan Neanu (36) on Saturday night.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was known to the victim.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that the surge in rental prices has now spread beyond Dublin to the commuter belt.

According to the paper, latest data indicates that 8,000 families a year are seeking homes in Dublin which aren’t being built.

This is forcing them outside the capital and forcing up rental prices in commuter counties, such as Louth, Meath and Kildare.

The Star also reports on the weekend’s stabbing in Dublin.

Meanwhile both the Sun and the Mirror report on the release of Eamon Lillis.

The Sun reports that the wife killer is planning to present daughter Georgia with letter her wrote behind bars, begging her for forgiveness.

Meanwhile the Mirror reports that an ex-prison boss has slammed Lillis as ‘obnoxious’ for not showing any remorse for the killing of his wife on his release on Saturday.

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