What the papers say: Thursday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Thursday's Front Pages
All the stories from the day's national newspapers.
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Accommodation for asylum seekers, pensions, and Roy Keane's evidence in court are some of the stories on the front pages on Thursday.

The Irish Times reports on another joint-operation to clear tents from the area of the Grand Canal in Dublin.


The Irish Examiner leads with comments from Ireland's Chief Rabbi, who has sought a meeting with President Michael D Higgins over remarks he made over the weekend on antisemitism.

The Echo focusses on the announcement of plans to significantly increase hospital bed capacity, reporting warnings from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) that the additional beds will require recruitment.


The Irish Independent reads: 'Towns now identified for new migrant camps outside Dublin', while the Irish Daily Mail reports "women have to work eight years more than men" to build up the same pension pot.

Finally, both the Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star lead with images of Roy Keane, who gave evidence at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday in the case of a man accused of headbutting the former Manchester United star following a game at the Emirates Stadium in London last September.


In Britain, the future of veteran politician Diane Abbott in the Labour Party features among a variety of stories on the front pages.

The Daily Telegraph and the i lead with Ms Abbott, who said she will not be “intimidated” by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer as she vows to run again at the UK General Election.



The Daily Express reports on a win for UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt after Labour backed down on tax rises.

The Independent says if Labour wins the General Election, nearly half of its winning margin will come from people who “agree with the Tories” but are backing Mr Starmer.

The Metro leads with UK health secretary Victoria Atkins calling a five-day junior doctor strike, planned just before the UK goes to the polls on July 4th, a “highly cynical tactic”.

Europe only has a “tiny fraction” of air power to defend Nato’s eastern flank, according to the Financial Times.

The Daily Mail focuses on the “Crown’s case against Lord Lucan”, who went missing after the death of his family’s nanny in 1974.

The Daily Mirror focuses on the trial of teacher Fiona Beal for the murder of her former partner, Nicholas Bellingham.

And the Daily Star says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent balloons into South Korea to drop suspected animal waste and rubbish.

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