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, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Mirror
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Untreated sewage flowing into Irish rivers and a total ban on mobile phones in schools both feature on Thursday's front pages.

The Irish Times reports that refugee support groups think Government proposals to time-limit the State’s provision of accommodation to those fleeing the Ukraine war are “problematic” and impractical.


The family of a man whose skeletal remains lay undiscovered in a derelict house in Cork for more than 20 years have called for a full review of the State’s derelict sites laws and other protocols to ensure a similar tragedy doesn’t happen again, according to the Irish Examiner.

The Irish Independent says the public’s health is at risk and nature is being damaged because more than half the country’s sewage is released into rivers and coastal waters without proper treatment.


The Irish Daily Mail has the latest on the Cabinet split over refugee accommodation, with Micheál Martin "not briefed" in advance of the plans.

The Irish Daily Mirror reveals that mobile phones are set to be banned in every school in Ireland.


RTÉ star Jennifer Zamparelli has revealed in the Irish Daily Star how she was physically and emotionally abused in an early relationship.

The Irish woman shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide in New York was the ex-wife of an American chef once suspected of involvement in the IRA’s Castlereagh break-in, the Belfast Telegraph reports.


Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, calls for a pause in the bombing of Gaza and the Labour party rift feature on the front pages of Britain’s newspapers.

The Times and the Daily Mail say Labour leader Keir Starmer has “failed to heal the rift” in the political party over the Israel and Gaza conflict.


The i and The Independent relay calls for Israel to “pause” the bombing of Gaza to allow aid into the region.

The Daily Telegraph leads with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech, running with the headline: “We are preparing for a ground invasion… Hamas is doomed.”

The Daily Express asks “where is the hope amidst shared grief?” as the death toll continues to rise in Gaza.

The Guardian features a story on fears of a “worsening humanitarian disaster” in Gaza.

The Financial Times reports the UN chief has denounced “clear violations” of international law in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Elsewhere, the Metro leads with a story on a police officer who blackmailed hundreds of young girls to send him sexually explicit images and is refusing to face their families in court.

Ed Sheeran was on a flight with a drunk passenger who racially abused crew members after he was not given alcohol, according to The Sun.

The Daily Mirror says James Bulger’s killer, Jon Venables, will be given a secret parole hearing next month.

And the Daily Star makes the claim that astrology is “not very scientific”.

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