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, Irish Daily Star
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The row between the Minister for Media and the RTÉ board is splashed across many of Saturday’s newspaper front pages.

The Irish Times reports that the RTÉ board is "furious, insulted and fed up" in a deepening row with Minister for Media Catherine Martin over big exit payouts for departing executives.


The Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star focus on the pressure facing Ms Martin after claims she effectively sacked the RTÉ board chair live on TV.

The Irish Daily Mail looks at the role that RTÉ director general Kevin Bakhurst played in the controversy, asking him to "explain" his silence.


A Tralee businessman and another local Kerry man appeared in court over the biggest crystal meth seizure in the history of the State, the Irish Examiner reports.

The British papers look at anti-parliament sentiment, abortion laws and King Charles’s health.


The Times leads with a pro-Palestine activist’s plan to overwhelm the UK parliament by descending on Westminster Hall to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The Daily Telegraph focuses on England's health secretary Victoria Atkins throwing her support to an amendment which would see women protected from prosecution for abortion.


The Independent concentrates on a special report from the frontlines of the war in Ukraine on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion.

The Daily Mirror focuses on King Charles receiving more than 7,000 cards from well-wishers in the wake of his cancer diagnosis.

The Daily Express continues its coverage of Esther Rantzen’s assisted dying campaign which it says is one step closer to a vote by MPs.

The Daily Mail lead on a Briton facing life behind bars for murdering a stranger with the court hearing they had been inspired by a Netflix documentary.

The i weekend leads with a piece on MI6 with the spy agency said to be offering British citizenships to Russian officials in exchange for the inside scoop on the Kremlin.

Scary Spice, now known as Melanie Brown, has shared the brutal reality of what life is like for those suffering domestic and financial abuse, on the front page of The Sun.

The Financial Times reports on the “granolas” of the European stock market, which are set to perform at a record high this week, echoing the USA’s high-performing “Magnificent Seven”.

And the Daily Star splashes with a story on the demotion of a traditional English roast as the nation’s favourite family dinner.

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