What the papers say: Friday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Friday's Front Pages
Friday's front pages.
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The Israel-Hamas war dominated Friday's newspapers, with Tánaiste Micheál Martin's trip to Israel making a number of front pages.

Israel is discussing a short ceasefire in attempts to negotiate the return of the 50 Hamas hostages, The Irish Times reports.


The Irish Examiner leads with comments from the Tánaiste in Israel, as he warned that war will radicalise more people.

The Tánaiste was confronted by an Israeli mayor over Ireland's calls for Israeli restraint in the their bombardments of Gaza, the Irish Independent reports.


The Echo leads with a story on a 46-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to stealing more than €45,000 from an elderly woman with dementia for whom she was acting as a carer. She has been jailed for two and a half years.

The Irish Daily Star lead with a story on a prisoner who was allegedly attacked by a prison officer.


The Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mail lead with Ryan Tubridy's new role with Virgin Radio UK.


The Herald leads with a story on a garda hunt for burglars who stole €500,000 and a handgun in Dublin.

In the North, the Belfast Telegraph leads with a story on fears of violence due to loyalist tension.

Nearly 400 Police Ombudsman cases will not be completed, The Irish News reports.

Friday’s UK front page headlines are a mixed bag, spanning politics, police affairs, problems at the British Ministry of Defence and more.

The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph continue to cover the fallout of the Conservative Party’s failed bid to have migrant flights to Rwanda cleared by the Supreme Court.

The Mail criticises “unelected Lords” for a plot to block the policy, while the Telegraph outlines sacked UK home secretary Suella Braverman’s plan to get planes heading to Rwanda.

The Daily Express called on the UK government to toughen up laws for “thugs dishonouring Britain’s heroes” after protesters climbed on the Royal Artillery Memorial in London.

The Financial Times opted to lead UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt eyeing tax plans to lift Tory poll ratings.

The i and The Times focus on a possible benefits crackdown for those who refuse to take on work.

Police have admitted they “failed stalked murder victim” Gracie Spinks, according to the Metro.

The Guardian reports that senior female staff have reported a culture of “sexual assault and harassment” at the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Daily Mirror rolls back the years with a front page on model Christine Keeler, one of the central figures in the Profumo affair in the early 1960s, and her son’s fight to clear his mum’s name.

The Sun’s front page warns of “PC gone mad” with police warned that using the term policeman could violate the law.

And the Daily Star leads with a headline lambasting a Bank of England boss who is supposedly fuming over a staff pay rise.

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