The Government's plans to overhaul the roll-out of the Covid-19 booster programme and efforts to dampen the impact of the Omicron variant dominate Wednesday's front pages.
The Irish Times leads with the redeployment of healthcare and public service staff to assist in the rollout of the additional dose of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner covers the Department of Education's reiteration that schools will not close early before Christmas despite concern over the spread of Covid among younger cohorts. The paper also reports on the Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 which aims to cut road traffic deaths and serious injuries by 50 per cent over the next 10 years.
The Echo front page has details of plans unveiled on Tuesday to reduce the train travel time between Cork and Dublin to two hours as part of a €90 million investment in rail infrastructure.
— The Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) December 15, 2021
Veering away from Covid, The Irish Sun's front page shows a picture of Daniel Kinahan alongside boxer Lee McGregor in Dubai.
Wednesday’s front page pic.twitter.com/3nyH8KgMGE
— Irish Daily Star (@IsFearrAnStar) December 15, 2021
It could be you... with fewer numbers! Lotto chiefs look at creating a 'must be won' jackpot to avoid another drought. For all this and lots more, pick up Wednesday's Irish Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/S0w0meWzPw
— The Irish Daily Mail (@irishdailymail) December 15, 2021
The Irish Daily Star and the Irish Daily Mail both look ahead to the National Lottery's appearance in front of an Oireachtas committee later today on the matter of the yet unwon €19 million jackpot, prompting plans for a must-win draw.
The Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph report on the 99 Conservative MPs who rebelled against British prime minister Boris Johnson’s Covid restrictions.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 14, 2021
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 14, 2021
The Guardian says the rebellion will force Mr Johnson to depend on Labour support.
Guardian front page, 15 December 2021: Johnson suffers huge Tory rebellion over Covid passes pic.twitter.com/rdsyHsQFgu
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 14, 2021
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports murdered toddler Star was “failed five times by social workers” prior to her death.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 14, 2021
Metro and the Daily Mirror also lead with the story, with the latter reporting the toddler’s mother “let lover brutally batter” the youngster to death.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) December 14, 2021
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) December 14, 2021
The Daily Star takes a swipe at the UK's deputy prime minister Dominic Raab over the number of patients currently being treated in hospital with Omicron.
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 14, 2021
Meanwhile, The Sun carries Britain's Queen Elizabeth's plans to host Christmas despite the threat of the variant.
— The Sun (@TheSun) December 14, 2021
Finally, the Financial Times leads with the United Arab Emirates suspending talks with the US over its deal to buy fighter jets as relations between the two countries deteriorate.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 14, 2021