Monday 20 November 2017

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The seven front page stories you need to know this morning

1. Recovery takes hold

'Families gain confidence as recovery takes hold' reads the front of the Irish Independent. The front page of the Irish Independent reports that Irish consumer sentiment is at a nine-year-high as the Greek debt stand-off intensifies.

2. Manhunt for escaped prisoner

'Hunt as gangster flees jail' reads the front page of the Herald. A manhunt is underway for a major Dublin gangland figure who escaped from an open prison yesterday aftermooon. John Paul Duncan (30), a drug-dealer from Tallaght, walked out of Cavan open prison at approximately 3pm.

3. Ukraine talks today

The front page of the Irish Times focuses on international news this morning, leading with 'Leaders to discuss Ukraine peace plan'. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are due to meet Russian President Putin today for talks.

4. 561 years to repay HSE overpay

The Irish Examiner leads with the news of how the HSE overpaid an employee by more than €190,000... and have struck a deal allowing the now-retired workers to pay the money back over 561 years. '561 years to return €190k overpay' the front page reads.

5. 'Charlie Hebdo' apology

The front page of the Irish Daily Star reads; 'School's Charlie Hebdo blunder'. The front page reports on how a Limerick school apologised to a Muslim pupil after the front cover of the 'Charlie Hebdo magazine was shown to the class of eleven-year-olds.

6. Life-support decision for Whitney's girl

'No hope for Whitney girl' reads the front page of the Irish Daily Mirror. The newspaper reports how Bobby Brown was last night facing the decision to turn off his daughter's life-support machine. The Irish Sun leads with the same story and the headline, 'Whitney girl 'gone''. The late singer Whitney Houston's daughter was found unconscious in a bath-tub last weekend.

7. 100-year-old lady left on A&E trolley

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the latest in the A&E trolley crisis and how a 100-year-old woman spent a total of 24 hours on a hospital trolley. The headline says it all: '100-year-old lady spends 24 hours on a hospital trolley'.

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