What the papers say: Thursday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Thursday's Front Pages
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Continuing questions for RTÉ, a fatal crash in Co Limerick, and a new role for Dr Tony Holohan are some of the stories on Thursday's front pages.

The Irish Times reports 'Ireland spends €8.5m on Israeli drones and military equipment', while 'tensions' are said to be rising between the Public Accounts Committee and Oireachtas Media Committee over 'considerable overlaps' in their questioning of RTÉ.


The Irish Examiner reports gardaí are 'trawling' company files in connection with a crystal meth in Cork Port last Friday, while the Echo leads with a story on two teenagers who were injured in an incident involving fireworks.


The Irish Independent's headline reads: 'Holohan to get new HSE job with pay of up to €257,000', referring to former chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan.

The paper also carries an image of Catriona Carey, with the caption: 'Carey company at centre of alleged mortgage scam faces being struck off'.

The Irish Daily Mail reports rising house prices are 'forcing couples to take fight to High Court', describing it as the 'return of "big money" divorces'.


The Irish Daily Mirror joins many of the national papers in covering the fatal crash in Co Limerick on Tuesday, in which two young men were killed.

Finally, the Irish Daily Star reports a 12-year-old boy was 'badly hurt' after allegedly being hit with a hurley by an 'All-Ireland star'.


In the UK, a dramatic night debating Gaza in the House of Commons takes centre stage on the front pages of Thursday’s newspapers.

“Chaos” appears in several headlines as the i, Financial Times and The Independent say SNP MPs walked out of the chamber having called the original vote calling for a ceasefire.


The Guardian adds “fury” to the mix as it says UK speaker Lindsay Hoyle issued an apology after a “fractious and occasionally chaotic” six-hour debate.

The speaker is “fighting to keep his job” and facing a no-confidence motion, according to The Daily Telegraph, after he was accused of favouring Labour in breaking with convention to put their position on the Israel-Gaza conflict to a vote.

The Daily Express says there is fury among MPs over the “stitch-up”.

Several papers carry pictures of Britain's King Charles III as he returned to public duty with an audience with UK prime minister Rishi Sunak, The Sun leading on the “King’s tears” as he told of the emotions from messages of support following his cancer diagnosis.

The Times carries both the Commons debate and the king on its front page, but leads on guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which tells employers they could be sued for disability discrimination if they do not make “reasonable adjustments” for menopausal women.

The Daily Mail focuses on the same story, saying bosses have to “make allowances”.

A £61 million Euromillions victory makes the front of the Daily Mirror and the Metro, which says the jackpot-winning couple thought they had only won £2.60.

And the Daily Star reveals more than half of us lie on a daily basis with a generation gap between telling whoppers.

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