What the papers say: Wednesday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages
All the leading stories from the day's national newspapers.
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Abortion reform, 'resilience' training for TV licence inspectors, and claims over criminal gangs working as bogus 'travel agents' are some of the stories covered on today's front pages.

The Irish Times leads with 'Witnesses asked by barrister to delete ABP [An Bord Pleanála] draft report, alongside a piece suggesting reform to abortion services is 'unlikely' before the next general election.


The Irish Examiner carries an image of Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, after a rematch between the pair was confirmed.

The Examiner also reports: 'Fish kill cases fail over internal conflicts'.


Meanwhile, The Echo leads with the sentencing of a Cork man over the sexual abuse of his brother and sister in foster care.

The Irish Independent's main headline reads: 'TV licence inspectors facing abuse get 'resilience' training, while the Irish Daily Mail reports criminal gangs are acting as bogus 'travel agents' to help get illegal immigrants into the State.

The Irish Daily Star reports on a pub removing some Diageo taps in response to the brewers latest price increase, and the Irish Daily Mirror gives its lead story to a young boy's surgery for scoliosis.


In Britain, the ban on cigarettes and the result of a High Court challenge on prayer rituals feature among a range of stories on the front pages of the newspapers.

The Daily Mirror and the Independent lead with the new bill that will create a “cig-free generation” after MPS voted in favour of a lifetime ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after 2009.


The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian say nearly half of all Tory MPs did not support the proposed smoking ban.

The Daily Express and the Daily Mail run with a story on a student who lost a High Court challenge on prayer rituals, which was labelled a “victory for all schools”.

The i relays words from UK prime minister Rishi Sunak, who urged Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu avoid further escalation with Iran.

The US Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell warned it would take “longer than expected” for inflation to return to the nation’s 2 per cent target, according to the Financial Times.

The Times features a story on a police investigation into several allegations against Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner.

The Sun reports Manchester City football player Kyle Walker has had a sixth child.

And the Daily Star says they have been accused by former UK prime minister Liz Truss that their lettuce was a “part of a cabal of London elitists”.

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