What the papers say: Saturday's front pages

What The Papers Say: Saturday's Front Pages
All the top stories from the day's national newspapers.
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The resumption of air strikes in Gaza, Kyle Hayes' conviction for violent disorder, and tributes to Shane MacGowan lead Saturday's front pages.

The Irish Times leads with a poll on Northern Ireland, reporting: 'North says no to unity but hardline unionist opposition eases'.


The Irish Examiner reads 'All-Star hurler Hayes faces jail', after Kyle Hayes was convicted on two charges of violent disorder.

Meanwhile, The Echo reports Cork restaurants are on the brink as 'owners warn of closures over cost increases'.


The Irish Independent  leads with the headline: 'Armed patrols at synagogues, mosques and around home of Taoiseach', while the Irish Daily Mail reports gardaí are investigating 'sinister' death threats made to senior Government figures.


Finally, both the Irish Sun and Irish Daily Mirror carry tributes to Shane MacGowan, following his death earlier this week, aged 65.



In Britain, the front pages of the daily papers cover various topics, including an update on the UK government’s migrant policy and the climate.

The Daily Express says senior officials in the Rwandan government insist a new treaty would make the deportation policy work.

The Sun reports on a “split beyond repair” between Britain's King Charles III and his son Prince Harry in the wake of the release of Omid Scobie’s tell-all book Endgame.

The Daily Telegraph leads with a piece on Harry and his wife Meghan and their “deafening silence” in the wake of the latest racism row.

The Independent ran a piece on the Cop28 climate summit in Dubai with Charles revealing he hopes the summit is the tipping point to a better planet and cleaner climate.

The Guardian looked to the Middle East for its lead as Israel and Gaza took up weapons once more.

The Financial Times says Israel is prepared for a year-long war with Hamas in Gaza.

The tobacco industry is plotting to block the UK’s new smoking ban, according to the i.

The Times says former UK prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to issue an apology to the Covid Inquiry next week.

The Daily Mirror splashed with a piece on Nigel Farage and a chance to vote him from the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

Last but not least, the Daily Star leads with a story about a hairless man who won a sexual harassment claim after his boss called him a “bald c***”.

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