What the papers say: Monday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Monday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's national newspapers.
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The damage from Storm Fergus provides some striking images on the front pages of some of the national newspapers on Monday.

The Irish Times leads with 'Benefits for incoming Ukrainian refugees to be cut', while the Irish Examiner reports 'Rural ATMs will be reinstated.


Meanwhile, The Echo speaks to businesses in Midleton, which was severely impacted by floods earlier this year, as they hope for a busy Christmas.


The Irish Independent joins many of the papers in carrying images from the European Short Course Championships, where Armagh swimmer Daniel Wiffen broke a world record in the 800m freestyle.

The paper also reports that primary school children are 'suffering exams anxiety'.

Both the Irish Daily Star and Irish Daily Mirror lead with images of the damage caused by Storm Fergus, while the Irish Daily Mail reports grandparents have been warned to stay away from newborn babies over Christmas due to the risk of spreading RSV.

In Britain, the latest Rwanda deal and the chaos it has triggered within the Conservative Party lead many of Monday’s newspaper front pages.


The Times focuses on a leaked UK Home Office report that claims the updated legislation has the capacity to withstand 99.5 per cent of legal challenges from migrants to block deportation to Rwanda.

The growing turmoil in the Conservatives and pressure on UK prime minister Rishi Sunak is the focus of the Metro.

The Daily Express says Tory rebels have been urged by party chairperson Richard Holden to back the Rwanda plan which he says “stands on the side of British people”.

The Daily Telegraph says Mr Sunak is under pressure to toughen the Rwanda legislation or face losing a crucial vote.

The Daily Mirror calls for an election, describing Mr Sunak as a “lame duck” heading into Christmas.

Response to Rwanda leads the Daily Mail, which criticises Gary Lineker and other celebrities for a letter opposing the UK government’s policy on Rwanda.

Elsewhere, The Independent says a top doctor has warned A&E visits are making patients sicker, while the Financial Times says nearly half of voters in US think US president Biden is spending too much money on aid for Ukraine.

And the Daily Star says solar storms could cripple Britain’s rail network.

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