Friday 24 November 2017

What it says in the papers

The front page of today's Irish Independent
The front page of today's Irish Independent Newsdesk Newsdesk

Here are the headlines you need to know this morning:

1. CAO race

'Hottest ever points race with record CAO college applicants' reads the front of today's Irish Independent. The newspaper reports as the deadline for applying to third level courses close as a record 75,000 chase places in courses. The number is up by 1,500 on last year's total of applicants.

2. Irish Water deadline

The Herald leads with '650,000 won't sign up'. It details that almost half of all households had yet to sign up to Irish Water with just hours to go before tonight's deadline. A total of 43.3pc pf the 'customer base; have failed to register with the utility.

3. Crackdown on councillors' expenses

'Blitz on council travel expense claims;' reads the front page of the Irish Examiner. According to the newspaper, Environment Minister Alan Kelly has ordered a crackdown on councillors who submit incorrect expenses claims.

4. Jobs strategy for Dublin

The Irish Times leads with '10,000 IFSC jobs targeted in major new strategy'. The newspaper reports that the Cabinet are set to consider the document later in February after months of submissions. The strategy is said to have a 'strong focus on driving employment among financial technology companies'.

5. Martin O'Neill speaks about Roy's alleged road rage

'Roy will be in the wars again!' reads the front page of the Irish Daily Star. Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has said that assistant manager Roy Keane's latest public row 'won't be his last'. Keane was allegedly involved in a road rage incident last Friday.

6. Tragic parents' appeal

'Just tell us why our two babies are dead' reads the front of the Irish Daily Mail. The desperate words are those of a couple whose two babies died tragically in Portiuncula Hospital five years ago.

7. Irish orphan moves Voice judge to tears

'Tom's tears for Irish orphan' reads the front of the Irish Sun. The front page features Irish singer Sharon Murphy who has opened up about her childhood abuse. The singer moved Voice judge Tom Jones to tears on the reality TV show.

8. Fears for Whitney's daughter

'Whitney's daughter fights for life' reads the front of the Irish Daily Mirror. The newspaper reports on the possibility of long-lasting injuries to Bobbi Kristina (21) after she was found unconscious in a bathtub.

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