What the papers say: Friday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Friday's Front Pages
Friday's front pages: The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Star, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Mirror
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A photo of convicted killer Molly Martens smiling as she leaves a US prison is splashed across all the Irish newspapers on Friday.

The Irish Times and Irish Examiner also report on the European Central Bank's interest rate cut and the growing pressure on Irish banks to drop mortgage rates.


The Irish Independent reports that a union representing hundreds of Aer Lingus pilots is seeking a 24 per cent pay increase for its members.


The GAA has been warned by a Minister that it will get "zero funding" if it does not guarantee equal club access for women, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

The Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star report on the release of Molly Martens, who they say was "smug" and "smirking" as she walked free from prison after serving just over four years for the manslaughter of her Irish husband Jason Corbett.


Irish prisons have almost reached full capacity and are on the "edge of overcrowding", writes The Herald.

The Belfast Telegraph reveals that a 17-year minimum tariff handed to a man who murdered his ex-partner before taunting her family cannot be appealed as being too lenient due to the North’s current sentencing guidelines.


The Echo has details on revived plans for a waste-to-energy facility in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork.

The British papers are led by tributes to those who served during the D-Day invasion as two days of commemoration come to a close.

The Daily Express and The Sun lead with comments from Britain's King Charles, who praised the country’s ex-servicemen for their “bravery and sacrifice” during the 1944 beach invasion.


“In the footsteps of heroes” is the headline of The Telegraph, while Metro carries the words: “We will remember them.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports British prime minister Rishi Sunak left the ceremony early in order to film an interview with ITV.

Elsewhere, the i says Reform UK has experienced a surge in the polls since unveiling Nigel Farage as its new leader.

The Daily Mail says a search is underway on the Greek island of Symi for missing TV doctor and columnist Michael Mosley.

The Guardian reports the Conservative Party is facing questions over its decision to keep millions of pounds of donations from major donor Frank Hester, following a series of allegations from a former employee.

The Green Party in England is also under pressure after candidates shared “antisemitic” slurs and conspiracy theories online, according to The Times.

The Financial Times leads with the European Central Bank cutting interest rates for the first time in five years.

And the Daily Star calls a man named Nigel “a legend” for his comments about politicians.

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