What the papers say: Saturday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages
Saturday's front pages focus on the public sector pay talks breaking down and the continued overcrowding issues at University Hospital Limerick. 
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Saturday's front pages focus on the public sector pay talks breaking down and the continued overcrowding issues at University Hospital Limerick.

The Irish Times lead with a piece on the public sector pay talks at the Workplace Relations Commission as Unions rejected a 5 per cent increase in pay over two tears.


The Irish Examiner focuses on the emergency department in University Hospital of Limerick and the overcrowding crisis.


The Echo lead with a piece about levies on derelict sites in Cork city as the Council tripled their revenue in 2021.

The Irish Daily Mail lead with a story about people buying homes pulling out of purchases due to fears over the economy crashing.

The Irish Sun lead with a piece on RTÉ series KIN having to find a new home to film at, as the house they used for one of the characters Birdy is no longer available.

The Belfast Telegraph lead with comments from the Vice President of the EU Commission Maroš Šefčovič saying scrapping the Northern Ireland Protocol will greatly affect businesses in the North.

Meanwhile, the UK front pages lead on “rampant” inflation, a Beatle’s protest against Russia and reported plans for electronic tags for refugees.

The Times and The Daily Telegraph cover a warning from the UKTreasury, as 40,000 rail workers prepare to begin a series of one-day strikes in support of a wage increase to keep up with prices.


UK Chief secretary Simon Clarke on Friday said pay demands which seek to match the rate of inflation risk creating a 1970s-style wage-price spiral, pushing prices in the shops even higher.

“Rampant” inflation and soaring energy bills have resulted in school building projects, swimming pools and libraries being flagged for funding cuts, according to The Guardian.

The i weekend features a poll showing two-thirds of voters say the UK Government is not doing enough to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

FT Weekend reports global stocks suffered one of their worst weeks since the pandemic began, while the paper also splashes on Boris Johnson’s surprise trip to Kyiv.


The Daily Express carries a front-page photograph of the UK Prime Minister shaking hands with Volodymyr Zelensky, though a business minister’s suggestion that staff work longer hours to help out with current airport chaos is the lead story.

Paul McCartney has removed Beatles song Back in the USSR from his live shows in protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Independent, meanwhile, says the UK Home Office is considering plans to electronically tag refugees who cross the Channel to reach the UK.

Ahead of Father’s Day, Dame Deborah James advises The Sun‘s readers to “just say” they love their dads because “you never know when it might be your last chance”.


The Daily Star reports Platinum Jubilee celebrations have led to a 43 per cent rise in Covid cases.

And the Duke of Cambridge is mourning the “collapse” of his relationship with his brother Harry, unnamed sources tell the Daily Mail.

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