What the papers say: Monday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Monday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's national newspapers.
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Polling ahead of the local and European elections guides many of the front page stories on Monday.

The Irish Times leads with: 'Immigration tops list of voter issues as elections draw near', alongside an article reporting a 'significant number' of accommodation centre for refugees from Ukraine are set to close.


The Irish Examiner's lead goes to the story of a flight from Dublin to Doha which encountered turbulence, resulting in a number of passengers and crew being injured.

The Echo reports on abuse experienced by a Labour candidate in Cork while campaigning for the local elections.


The Irish Independent reads: 'Cannabis warning as 5,000 hospitalised over five years', while the Irish Daily Mail leads with the results of an exclusive poll, which found 74 per cent of respondents want a tougher approach for those seeking international protection.

In Britain, UK prime minister Rishi Sunak’s pledge to introduce national service if he wins the UK General Election features among a variety of stories on the nation’s front pages.


The Daily Express leads with words from UK defence secretary Grant Shapps, who said the return of national service will “toughen up” Britain’s youth.

The Daily Telegraph says young British royals would face national service if it is implemented.

Daily Mirror brands Mr Sunak’s decision to bring back the national service as “desperate,” while The Guardian quotes a former military chief who called the decision “bonkers”.

The Financial Times says Mr Sunak will “double down” on his plan to revive national service, while the Daily Mail reports that he will “fight back” after the proposal was ridiculed.

The Times looks at Labour, who said they will “act fast to win trust over security”.

The i also focuses on Labour as their plan to “rebuild Britain” will rely on private finance.

Meanwhile, The Independent quotes former UK deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine, who said this election “will be the most dishonest in modern times”.

And the Daily Star focuses on the wet weather that will dampen the bank holiday.

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