What the papers say: Monday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Monday's Front Pages
Monday's front pages.
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Immigration is the main topic on Monday's front pages, along with stories on TV licence fines and a drone strike that killed three US soldiers in Jordan.

The Irish Times lead with a story on a poll that has found immigration is the main voter concern.


Government is looking to speed up the asylum process, the Irish Examiner reports. The paper also carries a front page story on Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns being forced to close her constituency office in Bandon, west Cork, due to security concerns.

Sixty people are facing prosecution every day over not having a TV licence, according to the Irish Independent.


The Echo leads with a story on the closure of 30 childcare centres in Cork.

Truck drivers have been offered €25,000 to smuggle illegal migrants into Ireland, according to the Irish Daily Mail.


The Herald leads with a story on the winning €14.6 million lottery ticket sold in Dublin.


The Belfast Telegraph leads with a story on crunch DUP talks over the UK government's proposals to get Stormont back up and running.



The UK papers at the start of the working week are led by fears of war between the US and Iran.

The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Financial Times report a deadly drone strike by Iran-backed militants has killed three US soldiers in Jordan, with concerns the attack could spark a wider conflict.

Elsewhere, the Daily Express carries comments from UK business secretary Kemi Badenoch, who called on Tory plotters to “stop messing around”.

Senior figures in the British education sector have told the i Labour’s plan to charge VAT on private school fees could lead to deprived children missing out on places in state grammar schools.

The Daily Mirror says 40 councils are struggling on the brink of bankruptcy due to Tory cuts.

Rail chiefs are pocketing huge bonuses ahead of nine days of walkouts by train drivers, according to the Daily Mail.

Metro leads with the stabbing deaths of two boys aged 15 and 16.

The Independent carries an investigation into the “horrific scale” of sexual assaults of patients in mental health hospitals.

The Sun says England footballer Kyle Walker has apologised to his wife Annie Kilner after he fathered a second child with model Lauryn Goodman.

And the Daily Star reports temperatures in the Scottish Highlands neared 20C on Sunday, days after the mercury sat well below freezing.

The New York Times leads with a story on the three US soldiers killed in the Iran-backed strike in Jordan.

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