What the papers say: Thursday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Thursday's Front Pages
All the top stories from the day's national newspapers.
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The review of spinal surgeries at Temple Street and protests outside Leinster House take up much of Thursday's front pages.

The Irish Times' main headline reads: 'Child with spina bifida had surgery 34 times at CHI hospital', which comes after the findings of two reports were published by CHI on Wednesday.


The paper also carries an image from the National Ploughing Championships, where attendees attempted to break a world record for the largest number of wellies thrown at one time on the second day of the annual event in Co Laois.

The Irish Examiner carries a warning from a developer, who claims a new land tax would add to the cost of housing.


The Echo and the Irish Daily Star join many of the national papers in covering Wednesday's scenes outside Leinster House, where protesters erected a mock gallows bearing images of various TDs.

Meanwhile, the Irish Independent reports on a 'ban on disposable vapes and crackdown on flavours', and the Irish Sun leads with the drop off in people paying their TV licence fee.


Finally, the Irish Daily Mail reports on 'how RTÉ caved' on a 15 per cent pay cut for Ryan Tubridy in 2020.


In Britain, UK prime minister Rishi Sunak cutting “unacceptable costs” for households by delaying net-zero targets again leads the nation’s news agenda.

The story features in The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express and The Times who covered Mr Sunak’s announcement that he will relax rules on petrol cars and gas boilers.

The Daily Mail relays Mr Sunak’s “vow” to spare families of the “ruinous cost of net zero”, while the i calls it an “election gamble” and the Independent says “Tories are at war” over his “betrayal” of his net-zero pledge.

The Sun claims a campaign victory with Mr Sunak’s delay on net-zero targets, saying he has given the public “a brake”.

The Guardian says Mr Sunak’s net-zero U-turn is a “green bonfire” as he attempts to close the poll gap on Labour before the general election.

The Financial Times looks into the business backlash on Mr Sunak’s net-zero U-turn.

Meanwhile, the Mirror reports on nuclear test veterans who are launching a “last-ditch” court battle to end a 70-year “MoD cover up”.

The Metro runs with a story on James Bulger’s killer Jon Venables who has been granted a chance at parole, with the victim’s mother claiming he “is likely to kill another child”.

And the Daily Star says “boffins in Japan with nothing better to do” have found that froth on beer makes it taste better.

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