What the papers say: Wednesday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages What The Papers Say: Wednesday's Front Pages
Wednesday's front pages.
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The beginning of the State exams, a report on cocaine use in young adults, and Government incentives for remote work feature on Wednesday's front pages.

As the State exams start, teachers are still needed for examiner roles, according to the Irish Times. The study which has found rising cocaine use in young adults also makes the front page.

The Irish Examiner leads with the study, reporting an increase in hospital cases due to cocaine use.

Employees will be offered three free days at remote working hubs in a new Government plan, according to the Irish Independent.

The Echo leads with the funeral of Gillian Daly.

The Irish Daily Star leads with a story on the prison where men convicted of the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl will be jailed.

The Irish Sun leads with a story on Clare Violet-Anne Wynne, who says she and her six children are now homeless.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with a story on families being urged  to cut back on driving as fuel hits €2.20 per litre.

The Kinahans will look to invest money in cryptocurrency to avoid US sanctions, The Herald reports.

In the North, The Irish News leads with a story on the Orange Order being urged to do more to condemn the video of people taking part in a chant mocking the murder of Michaela McAreavey.

“Daily attacks” on Boris Johnson from within his own party, significant industrial action and Kyiv’s call for more weapons feature on the UK papers.

The Guardian says Conservatives who tried to oust the British prime minister are drawing up plans for “vote strikes” to paralyse law-making and make the most of the confidence vote.

The prime minister will face “daily attacks” from the backbenches, reports the i, while The Daily Telegraph has Mr Johnson being urged to give leadership rival Jeremy Hunt the job of Chancellor to stabilise the party.

Cabinet ministers are pressuring Mr Johnson to cut taxes if he wants to stay in No 10, according to The Times, with the Daily Express saying the move will be used to “silence Tory rebels”.


The Independent says the prime minister has been warned against a “show-of-strength” confrontation with Brussels as he tries to secure further support within the UK government.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 13 train operators will later this month undertake the biggest outbreak of industrial action in the industry in a generation, in a story covered by the Daily Mail and Metro.

“Can’t someone sort this out?” asks the Daily Mirror along with a photograph of continuing “airport hell”, with The Sun saying Britons will holiday in their back gardens due to the string of “crippling” transport strikes and the cost-of-living crisis.


Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has made a fresh appeal to the West for more weapons as he said a stalemate with Russia is “not an option”, reports the Financial Times.

And the Daily Star says the “double whammy” of storms and pollens will cause “sneeze hell” this week.

The international edition of The New York Times leads with a story on fears of nuclear conflict due to the rhetoric of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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