Monday 19 March 2018

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Here are the front pages stories you need to know this morning

1. Dwyer Trial

The majority of the front pages focus on the latest developments in the Graham Dwyer trial.

‘Elaine had ‘extreme’ interests, trial is told’ reads the front page of the Irish Independent. The Irish Daily Star leads with ‘’Slave’ Elaine’s lovers’.

‘We had sex with ‘too kinky’ Elaine’ reads the front page of the Irish Daily Mirror, while the Irish Sun leads with the words ‘Elaine’s ‘sex site profile’’. Finally, the Irish Daily Mail opts for the headline; ‘Six men from the dark world of Elaine O’Hara’.

2. Audit after baby death

The front page of the Irish Independent also reads ‘Audit after baby death at maternity hospital'. The newspaper reports that thirteen babies who were in breech position were not diagnosed until their mothers were in the late stages of labour at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. The cases were among 21 undiagnosed breech babies at the hospital over two years, including one tragic baby death.

3. Machine guns, €250k of coke seized

The Herald leads with ‘Machine guns and €250k coke bust’. The report details how three machine guns, a hand-gun and almost €250,000 worth of cocaine has been seized in a raid on one of the capital’s ‘most notorious drugs gangs’. The gang, known as ‘The Family’ has been bringing drugs into Dublin for almost two decades.

4. Greek plans 'impossible'

‘Greek plans to tackle funding gap impossible, says Noonan’ reads the front page of the Irish Times. Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Greece’s new government have made ‘impossible’ proposals to tackle the looming funding gap.

5. DAA calls for subsidy on flights

‘Subsidy urged for Cork to Dublin flights’ reads the front page of the Irish Examiner. The chairman of the DAA has said Cork is ‘at a disadvantage’ compared to other airports and has urged the Government to subsidise the Cork-Dublin route.

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