Wednesday 21 February 2018

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Louth murder-suicide latest, the Irish Water fiasco and PTSB's€50k to evicted mortgage holders, here's what it says on this morning's front pages.

1. PTSB's €50k to evicted customers

'Families get derisory €50k for bank rip-off that cost their homes' reads the front page of the Irish Independent. The newspaper reports how at least 22 families were evicted from their homes, how the Permanent TSB expects the bill to be more than €80m and how the bank chief now faces resignation.

The Irish Examiner also leads with the PTSB 'failures' story, reading: 'PTSB failures expose weak controls'. The newspaper reports that the bank made errors in provision of 1,372 mortgages from 2006-2011.

2. Irish Water latest

The Irish Times leads with the latest on Irish Water reading, 'CSO and Eurostat clash over ruling on Irish Water'. The newspaper reads that the decision to keep the water company on State balance sheet is based on 'inaccuracies'.

The Irish Daily Mail this morning also leads with the latest, reading: 'Fiasco of Irish Water 'set to cost us €2.5bn'. The newspaper leads with the report that ministers are facing a growing chorus of calls to scrap Irish Water.

3. Cork docklands 'revival'

The Irish Examiner alos leads with the predicted revival of the Cork docklands. The newspaper reads 'Clarion's €30m price tag hints at docks revival' alongside a photograph of 191-bedroom hotel on the county's River Lee.

4. 'I found €200k stolen art in ditch'

'I found €200k art in ditch' reads the front page of the Herald. Denis Russell (59) tells of his shock after her found three paintings while trimming the bushes near his home. The works include 'Portrait of a Lady' by Sir John Lavery and paintings by Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats.

5. Louth murder-suicide latest

The tabloids all lead with the latest in the Louth murder-suicide case. 'Murdered wife took back hubby' reads the Irish Daily Star. The Irish Daily Mirror leads with 'We still love you dad' while the Irish Sun leads with 'How could he do this?'.

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