What the papers say: Thursday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Thursday's Front Pages
Thursday's front pages: The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Daily Mirror, Irish Daily Mail and Belfast Telegraph
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Here are the top stories in Thursday's newspapers.

The Irish Times reports that the Government’s decision to officially recognise the state of Palestine on Wednesday was widely welcomed by many civil society groups, Opposition parties and supporters of Palestine.


Israel has warned there will be "severe consequences" following the formal recognition of a Palestinian state, according to the Irish Examiner.

The Irish Independent says Revolut's instant-access savings accounts will pile pressure on Ireland's established banks.


The Irish Daily Mail reports that payments to asylum seekers will be means-tested after a review found some claimants were receiving a State allowance while also working.

Foreign-born candidates in the local elections have told the Irish Daily Mirror about abuse faced while out canvassing.


The Irish Daily Star reveals that Colm Meaney will play Ian Bailey in Jim Sheridan's movie about the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The Belfast Telegraph focuses on Rishi Sunak's damp start to the UK general election.


The Herald says a young associate of a convicted Kinahan cartel killer is allegedly running a drugs business in south Dublin.

The British papers are led by Rishi Sunak announcing a date for the UK general election.


Metro and the Daily Mail report that Britons will head to the polls on July 4th. The British prime minister has declared that it is time for Britain to “choose its future.”

The Telegraph, i, The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times all say Mr Sunak has taken a risk, with the Tories currently trailing Labour by 20 percentage points in the polls.

“Drown and out” is the headline on the Daily Mirror as Mr Sunak braved a downpour to make the announcement outside No 10.

And the Daily Star leads with former UK Post Office boss Paula Vennells’ tearful first day of giving evidence to the Horizon IT inquiry.

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