What the papers say: Monday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Monday's Front Pages
Monday's front pages.
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The upcoming referendums on family and care, calls for a Gaza ceasefire, and a firearms seizure in Co Kildare are among the stories that feature on Monday's front pages.

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman has said he is “absolutely confident” that rules prohibiting the spending of taxpayers’ money on referendum campaigns have not been breached, The Irish Times reports.


The firearms seizure in Co Kildare came about after three young friends ordered weapons from the darknet, the Irish Examiner reports.

The Irish Independent reports 17,000 customers have been overcharged for energy bills.


The Echo leads with a story on 'anomalies' at the Support After Crime charity in Cork.

Over 2,000 HSE staff on career breaks face uncertainty over their pay, the Irish Daily Mail reports.


Reality star Hughie Maughan has been charged over a brawl in Blanchardstown, the Irish Daily Star reports.


The Alliance party in Northern Ireland is in favour of Irish Unity, the Belfast Telegraph reports.


A company involved in the UK's Post Office scandal has contracts worth £775 million in Northern Ireland, according to The Irish News.

A Kinahan gang leader could be extradited back to Ireland to face a murder charge, The Herald reports.

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt and the upcoming budget feature on the front pages of Britain’s newspapers on Monday.

The Daily Mirror relays warnings from unions to Mr Hunt that all public services are in crisis ahead of the budget.

Mr Hunt also faced warnings from a charity that said the Budget risks sending Britain into a “lost decade”, according to The Guardian.

The i reports Mr Hunt could put a “squeeze” on public spending to find enough money for tax cuts.

The Daily Express asks whether the British prime minister and Mr Hunt can “pull a rabbit out of the hat” with tax cuts, while The Times says Mr Hunt is looking for “£9 billion to balance his budget”.

The Independent reports on a backlog of misconduct cases means there could be “potentially dangerous” nurses and midwives working in the NHS.

The Daily Mail leads with an investigation into care for the vulnerable where UK Home Office loopholes are reportedly being exploited.

The Daily Telegraph says police have failed to solve a single burglary in almost half of all neighbourhoods in England and Wales over the last three years.

The Metro leads with a story on an anxiety medication that was prescribed over 8.6 million times last year that has been linked to the highest growing death toll of any medication in Britain.

The Financial Times says Opec members Russia and Saudi Arabia extended their voluntary cuts to oil production by another three months in an attempt to boost prices.

And the Daily Star runs with a story on an American man who ate his 34,000th McDonald’s Big Mac.

Most of the people who voted for US president Joe Biden, 81, in 2020, now fear he is too old, according to The New York Times.

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