What the papers say: Saturday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages
Abortion rights in the United States, rising air fares and a shooting in the car park of a Dublin hotel are on Ireland's front pages today
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Abortion rights in the United States, rising air fares and a shooting in the car park of a Dublin hotel are on Ireland's front pages this Saturday.

The Irish Times leads with the words of US president Joe Biden, who said the health and lives of women across the country are now at risk following the elimination by the Supreme Court of a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion.

"A bomb blast for women's rights", runs the headline of the Irish Examiner, after Mr Biden described the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade as a “sad day” for America.

The Irish Independent meanwhile warns that passengers could face a 25 per cent rise in air fares this winter, while the cost of flights could rise by as much as one third by next summer.


The Irish Sun reports the latest on the shooting of a man at the Hilton hotel car park in Dublin's Kilmainham, following reports he was “on the right side of critical” in hospital on Friday evening.

More than 3,000 children are now in emergency homeless accommodation, according to the Irish Daily Mail, with the number of people without a home "perilously close" to record levels.

The Echo says ensuring Cork is “a city for all its people”, furthering female political participation, driving the sustainability agenda, and putting the city centre revitalisation plan “centre stage” are among the key priorities of the new Lord Mayor of Cork.

In Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reveals gender and religious imbalances among senior BBC NI staff, with 59 per cent of managers or senior employees being men.

In Britain, Saturday’s papers concentrate on the fall-out from the Conservative party’s defeat in two crunch polls as Boris Johnson’s leadership faces fresh crisis.

The Daily Mirror pulls no punches on its front page, telling the British prime minister to “Go now.”

The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Times carry a similar message for the embattled PM, although it comes via Tory rebels who are reportedly plotting their next move to oust Mr Johnson.


The Independent similarly says the British prime minister is in peril, with even MPs who supported him during the confidence vote a matter of weeks ago now telling the paper they have jumped ship.

The Daily Express takes a different stance, declaring the PM has vowed to “fight (the) next general election… and win!”.

Britain's Health Secretary has accused Labour and the Liberal Democrats of having an “anti-Tory electoral pact”, the Daily Mail adds.

The Sun‘s front page claims Katie Price “was so cocky about dodging jail” she booked a trip to Thailand before her court hearing.

Elsewhere, FT Weekend and i weekend carry the US Supreme Court’s overruling of women’s constitutional right to abortion.

And the Daily Star reports on the risk of skin cancer to builders and others who work outdoors.

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