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, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Mirror
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A wide range of stories feature across the front pages, including the death of a young boy in Co Waterford.

The Irish Times reports that a large majority of people favour a “more closed” immigration policy to reduce the number of people coming to Ireland.


The Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mail, Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star all lead with the death of a six-year-old boy whose body was found in a car in Co Waterford.


New housing supply in regional counties is falling further behind the east coast, according to the Irish Independent.

The Belfast Telegraph reports that Stormont’s Health Minister has reinstated £85,000 (€99,500) of funding to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, but has acknowledged it will not be enough to prevent the announced reduction in some services at the facility.


Rishi Sunak’s promise to ease taxes to reward “hard work” is among the stories leading the British papers.

The British prime minister’s comments feature in The Times, as he tells critics who doubt he can turn his party’s fortunes around he is “totally up for the fight”.

Meanwhile, the FTWeekend leads with Mr Sunak recording £1.8 million (€2.1 million) in capital gains last year.


The Daily Express reports Boris Johnson is weighing a political comeback in an effort to give the Tories a boost in the polls.

According to The Telegraph, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found British firms are increasingly looking abroad to fill vacancies.

The Daily Mirror says King Charles has bonded with Sarah Ferguson over their respective cancer battles.

The Guardian reports there are fears of a potential “bloodbath” as Israel prepares to invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

The Daily Mail leads with claims Iran is recruiting British Muslims on pilgrimages in the Middle East to spy on Britain.

The iweekend says Democrats in the US fear president Joe Biden’s memory lapses could open the door for Donald Trump’s second presidency.

The Sun reports TV presenter Ant McPartlin is expecting his first child at the age of 48.

And the Daily Star leads with a study finding bald men are “irresistible” to women.

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