What the papers say: Saturday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages
Saturday's front pages: The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail and Belfast Telegraph
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The stories across the Saturday papers include a bid to use speed cameras to reduce road deaths, Elon Musk's involvement in the Ukraine war, and an increase to pensions in the upcoming Budget.

The Irish Times reports that a senior Ukrainian official has accused US technology tycoon Elon Musk of “committing evil” by ordering his engineers to restrict internet access to Kyiv’s military.


Gardaí are to provide an extra 4,265 hours of speed camera operations in an attempt to get to grips with the devastating death toll on the roads, the Irish Examiner reports.

The Irish Independent claims that pensions are set to increase in the Budget, which along with the fuel allowance will result in some older people receiving more than €300 a week during winter next year.


An expert review group has recommended a clamp-down on one-off rural housing in Ireland, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

The Irish Daily Mirror highlights an interview with Patrick Kielty, with the new Late Late Show host appearing on almost every front page this weekend.


The Belfast Telegraph reveals that the New IRA is believed to have acquired Russian military grenades which may well have been stolen from the front line of the Ukrainian war by mercenaries.

The British papers cover the manhunt for escaped prisoner Daniel Khalife, the one-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death and the ongoing concrete crisis in English schools.


The Times and The Independent have run with front pages on escaped prisoner Daniel Sharife as the manhunt for the former soldier continues.

The Financial Times has focused on the ongoing reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) scandal, now plaguing schools and other government buildings across the UK, running a splash that reveals ministers ignored crucial advice on the concrete before it was too late.

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, with the Daily Mirror opting for a splash that tugs at the heartstrings with: “Miss you, Granny.”

The new Covid-19 variant has seen calls for over-50s to be made eligible for the vaccine, with The Guardian running with the story of MPs urging British prime minister Rishi Sunak to widen access to jabs to protect against coronavirus.

The Daily Express has run with a front page claiming that British MPs must not kowtow to judges who rule according to concerns of the day, resulting in the judiciary setting precedents while being exploited by “bogus asylum seekers” and “terrorists”.

The Daily Mail carries the story of a teen girl with a rare degenerative condition vowing to fight doctors who say she “should be left to die”.

Onto the climate, The Daily Telegraph says the UK’s “obsession” with the net-zero target has triggered a rise in inflation.

The Daily Star warns Britons to be wary of “hornets at beer o’clock” as people get out and about to enjoy the sunshine.

Finally, The Sun leads with Andrew Flintoff’s return to coaching the England cricket squad in Wales after his horror crash while filming Top Gear.

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