What the papers say: Wednesday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's national newspapers.
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Ireland's recognition of the state of Palestine, questions over Professor Philip Nolan's new role, and payments to asylum seekers are some of the stories which lead the national papers on Wednesday.

The Irish Times leades with: 'Climate action plan revised over emissions', which comes after a damning report published by the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, which said Ireland is likely to miss its climate action targets, even in a best-case scenario.


The Irish Examiner reports mandatory drug tests will be carried out on drivers involved in road-traffic collisions from this weekend.

The Echo reads: 'Developments stalled', looking at delays to planning approvals for housing units in Cork.


The Irish Independent goes with the headline: 'Philip Nolan's new job in doubt after his sudden sacking', while the Irish Daily Mail reports that social welfare payments mistakenly paid to asylum seekers will not be recouped.


Finally, the Irish Daily Star reports on an incident in the Parnell Square area of Dublin on Tuesday, in which a man was arrested for alleged threatening behaviour under the Firearms and Offences Weapons Act.

In the UK, a bid to cut “rip-off” university degrees takes centre stage on the front pages of the nation’s papers amid the latest UK General Election campaigning.

The Daily Express, The Times and the Daily Mail relay a vow from UK prime minister Rishi Sunak to “axe worthless” university degrees in order to fund 100,000 skilled trainee posts every year.



The Daily Mirror and The Independent say police have dropped their investigation into Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner over tax issues.

The Daily Telegraph splashes with an interview with Mr Sunak, who told the paper he has spoken to former UK prime minister Boris Johnson about the election.

The i leads with Mr Sunak’s proposed triple lock plus which will save pensioners 28p a week on the state pension, while the Metro says the “tax battle rages on” over pensions.

The Guardian focuses on the conflict in Gaza as an Israeli spy chief allegedly threatened an International Crimes Court official over the war crimes inquiry.

And the Daily Star says television gardener Alan Titchmarsh throws slugs into his neighbour’s garden.

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