What the papers say: Wednesday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's front pages.
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Simon Coveney's decision to leave Cabinet, childcare costs, and the fallout of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza which killed aid workers are covered on the front pages of Wednesday's national newspapers.

The Irish Times leads with: 'Former Irish soldiers trained rogue general's forces in Libya', in an apparent breach of a UN arms embargo.


The Irish Examiner and Echo are both among the papers reporting on Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney's decision to stand down from Cabinet as Simon Harris is thought to be pondering a reshuffle, with the Examiner speculating the move by Mr Coveney may see him stand in the upcoming European elections.


Meanwhile, the Irish Independent reports there is a '€1,200 gap' between the cheapest and most expensive crèches in the country, with parents in south Dublin paying the most.


The Irish Daily Mail labels Mr Coveney's departure a 'fresh crisis' for Fine Gael.

The Irish Daily Mirror leads with images of the airstrike which killed aid workers in Gaza, while the Irish Daily Star covers a battle between the Criminal Assets Bureau and James 'Mago' Gately.


In Britain, seven aid workers killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza dominate the front pages of Wednesday’s newspapers.

The Times concentrates on the “outcry” at the deaths, while the Daily Express says three British aid workers were killed in the strike on a convoy during a “mercy mission”.


“Killed trying to feed kids” is the headline on the Daily Mirror, along with a picture of one of the wrecked vehicles and the faces of the three Britons and Australian World Central Kitchen colleague Zomi Frankcom.

The Guardian also features a picture of one of the vehicles and says charities have halted delivering aid following the attack.

The political fallout occupies the front of The Daily Telegraph, which says UK prime minister Rishi Sunak told his Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu he was “appalled” at the attack.

The i follows a similar line, saying the UK has demanded answers, while The Independent says the UK's foreign secretary has demanded a “full and transparent explanation”.

The Daily Mail says the three British victims – James Henderson, John Chapman and James Kirby – were military veterans, The Sun hailing Mr Chapman as a Special Boat Service hero.

A picture from the attack in Gaza also features on the front of the Financial Times, which leads on the slowing shift to electric vehicles after the latest sales figures from Tesla and Chinese rival BYD.

The Metro reports on an auction bidder who pushed the price of a painting up by bidding against himself.

And the Daily Star focuses on fridges recording when food was removed.

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