What the papers say: Friday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Friday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's national newspapers.
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The wrapping up of the election results, a family's settlement over the death of their father, and images of Ireland's athletics hero cover Friday's front pages.

The Irish Times carries an image of Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher alongside party leader Micheál Martin, focusing on the results of the European election in Ireland South.


The Irish Examiner reads: 'Justice for family of man who died in agony', after a settlement was reached concerning the death of Michael Daly Snr (64) at University Hospital Limerick in 2010.

Meanwhile, The Echo leads with the sentencing of a former scout leader who was found guilty of indecent assault against five boys.


The Irish Independent's lead image shows Sophie Becker and Sharlene Mawdsley, two of Ireland's medallists at the European Athletics Championships, with young fans following their return home from Rome on Thursday.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with a report on home buyers, while the Irish Daily Star covers the DPP's decision not to charge Patsy Hutch in connection with the Regency shooting.



In Britain, the launch of Labour’s manifesto dominates Friday’s newspapers as General Election campaign coverage and football occupy the front pages.

The Daily Mirror focuses on what it dubs “Starmer’s Manifesto” and says it is designed to give the country “hope”.

Tax issues from the announcement occupy several front pages, The Independent saying Sir Keir Starmer declared Labour is “no longer the party of tax and spend”.

The Financial Times says the Labour leader unveiled an £8.6 billion “tax hit” while The Guardian says he vowed to fix Britain, but raised doubts over how it will be financed.

Similar concerns about higher taxes are raised elsewhere, with The Times declaring the spending plans a “conspiracy of silence”.

The Daily Mail asks what Labour is not telling us and the Daily Express warns about a “tax trap”.

Polls occupy other front pages with the i saying a YouGov poll has put Labour ahead of the Tories on security and defence.

The Daily Telegraph focuses on the same poll which shows Reform UK overtaking the Conservatives for the first time.

Away from politics, the start of Euro 2024 occupies the front pages of the Metro and the Daily Star.

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