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# Newspapers

    # budget 2023
    VAT on newspapers likely to be abolished, Taoiseach indicates
    Government discussions about slashing the VAT rate are underway.
    # Royal Family
    'His final disgrace': British newspapers react to Prince Andrew settling sex assault lawsuit
    The amount to be paid to Virginia Giuffre and her charity exceeds £12 million (over €14 million), according to reports.
    Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
    Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.
    # Apology
    Former MEP Dana's brother agrees settlement in defamation cases
    Both newspapers have apologised to John Brown and agreed to pay damages and his legal costs.
    # 2020 Report
    Complaints made to Press Ombudsman increased by almost 40% last year
    Just over 15% of the complaints related to one article – a court report of a case involving a 15-year-old girl.
    # Newspapers
    Meghan Markle's bid to throw out Mail’s defence to privacy claim begins
    The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers Limited.
    # Climate Change
    Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers
    The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
    # Newspapers
    'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
    Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.
    # Newspapers
    Johnny Depp tells court he got superbug after his finger was severed
    Depp is suing The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article which labelled him a “wife beater”.
    # Dublin people
    Two Dublin newspapers, the Northside People and Southside People, are to close
    The papers’ publisher North Dublin Publications Ltd is seeking to appoint a liquidator.
    # Front Pages
    'We've lost a unique voice': Newspapers pay tribute to Marian Finucane
    The sudden passing of the well respected broadcaster was announced yesterday.
    # Front Pages
    'It's time to stuff the turkey': UK front pages react to decision to hold general election
    The British public will go the polls on Thursday 12 December.
    # Press Freedom
    Australian newspapers black out front pages to protest government secrecy
    The front page spreads were published in Monday’s newspapers.
    # Front Pages
    'On the Brexit brink': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's deal
    Boris Johnson now faces an uphill struggle to win MPs over to vote for his deal.
    # Front Pages
    'Dismay in Brussels': UK front pages react to Boris Johnson's backstop alternative
    The proposals are being softly dismissed by most commentators.
    # Reaction
    Roy Keane, Jack Charlton and Eamon Dunphy feature in our World Cup '94 newspaper review
    A look back at how Ireland were covered before, during and after the competition.
    # Tribune Publishing
    Cyber attack delays printing and delivery of major US newspapers
    The attack appears to have originated outside the US.
    # free press
    Over 200 US news organisations launch #EnemyOfNone campaign against Trump
    The newspapers will have editorials about the importance of an independent media and a social media hashtag #EnemyOfNone.
    # Tourism
    VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep
    Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.
    # Press Freedom
    Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs
    Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.
    # Cambridge Analytica
    Zuckerberg runs ads in 9 British and US newspapers to say sorry for data scandal
    “We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the Facebook CEO said.
    # independent living
    INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes
    The newspaper group will put over €50 million into the retirement funds between now and 2023.
    # declining sales
    Liquidator appointed to publisher of four Wexford Echo newspapers
    It’s hoped a buyer can be found for the Wexford Echo, Gorey Echo, New Ross Echo and Enniscorthy Echo.
    # el bus tv
    Facing a newspaper shortage, Venezuelans are acting out the news on buses
    Commuters on the way to work are getting a daily dose of news in the Venezuelan capital Caracas.
    # Front Pages
    ''Terror at the Arena' - British papers react to Manchester atrocity
    The Sun described the attack as a “Slaughter of the Innocents”.
    # political pressure
    Facebook publishes ads in newspapers warning people about fake news
    Misinformation spread via the social network is thought to have influenced the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote.
    # Reaction
    Some British newspapers had a different perspective on the death of Martin McGuinness
    The Daily Mail in the UK ran with a picture depicting IRA bombings.
    # gorgeous george
    A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers
    George Osborne is still an MP and also has a €750,000-a-year job with a wealth management company.
    # Newspapers
    Enda Kenny says he's concerned about INM major media merger
    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is concerned about the INM and Celtic Media merger.
    # President-elect
    From 'American Psycho' to 'The West Wig': How the papers covered Trump
    ‘Trump wins. Now the world waits.’
    # Cigarettes and Alcohol
    'A pint for everyone': How the front pages are covering the Budget
    There are very few puns.
    # France
    French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'
    Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.
    # italian rob
    There's one man on the front of every newspaper today
    Meanwhile, Robbie Brady briefly had a new middle name.
    # Out of print
    Enda Kenny is saving money by reading more news online
    Over €200k was spent on newspapers in 11 departments last year.
    # uncultured
    UK minister admits to having relationship with sex worker
    Culture Minister John Whittingdale claims he had no idea of the woman’s true occupation.
    # Freefall
    Bad news for most Irish papers as circulation figures continue to drop
    The numbers are grim reading for most of the major titles.
    # seriously though
    Satirical site The Onion is now worth more than most of the real news outlets it mocks
    We kid you not.
    # here is the news
    15 Irish headlines that SHOULD have been Waterford Whispers (but weren't)
    TD warns of smelly women.
    # here is the news
    15 Irish headlines that SHOULD have been Waterford Whispers (but weren't)
    TD warns of smelly women.
    # Read all about it
    Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller
    Independent News and Media has turned around its revenue after eight years.
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