What the papers say: Wednesday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages
All the top stories from the day's national newspapers.
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Continuing investigations into the Dublin riots, safety concerns for refugees, and coverage of Kyle Hayes' trial are some of Wednesday's front-page stories.

The Irish Times reads: 'Small hardcore group at centre of riots inquiry', alongside a piece reporting one in three third-level students have considered dropping out of their course.


The Irish Examiner covers comments from Tánaiste Micheál Martin, who expressed fear that refugees sleeping in tents could be targetted.

The Echo leads with the cancellation of an Ironman event in Youghal next year, after two people died in the event in August.


The Irish Independent also leads with the fallout from the riots, with the headline: 'Show no mercy to Dublin rioters, says FG minister'.

The Irish Daily Mail reports Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will seek to pass new legislation which will allow gardaí to 'access and intercept' social media messages, while the paper also carries an image from the funeral of Ben Dunne.

Finally, both the Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star carry images of Conor McGregor after he was mentioned in the Dáil on Tuesday in relation to his posts on social media during last week's riots in Dublin.


In Britain, the front pages cover various topics, including Omid Scobie’s controversial book on the British royal family and further flare-ups on migration.

The Daily Mirror and The Metro are splashed with stories about the identity of the “royal racist”, which has apparently been revealed in Omid Scobie’s book, Endgame.


The Daily Express runs with a piece focusing on the British royal family uniting against its naysayers.

The Sun cover the story of Emily Hand, an Irish-Israeli girl who was taken hostage by Hamas on October 7th, before she was released over the weekend during the Israel-Hamas ceasefire.

The i looks to Westminster for its lead, running a piece on the migrant row now unfolding between the UK's minister for immigration Robert Jenrick and Number 10.

The Times also focusses on migration, but took a slightly different approach with a “call to close visa route for cheaper foreign staff”.

The Financial Times runs with a piece on Barclays as the bank looks at ditching thousands of their least lucrative investment clients.

The Daily Telegraph opts for a piece on healthcare, splashing with a headline that claims patients are “at risk from virtual GP sessions”.

The Daily Star reports on criticism from naturist Chris Packham, who blasted beloved British TV hosts Ant and Dec for “animal abuse”.

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