What the papers say: Sunday's front pages

Joe Biden’s shock comments on Vladimir Putin feature among Sunday’s front pages.
What the papers say: Sunday's front pages

Sunday's front pages are dominated by surging Covid-19 cases, and US president's Joe Biden saying Russian president Vladimir Putin 'cannot stay in power' amid the war in Ukraine.

The Sunday Times reports that Irish Covid curbs are the 'second softest in the world'. The White House response to Mr Biden's speech, claiming the president was not calling for regime change in Russia, also make the front page.

The Sunday Independent leads with a story on reported clashes between Minster for Health Stephen Donnelly and outgoing chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan. The Independent reports that the pair are in disagreement over the membership of the new advice group that will replace the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

The Irish Mail on Sunday and the Irish Sun on Sunday both lead with the stabbing attack in Carrigaline, Co Cork. The victims have been named as have been named locally as father Patrick Murphy (75), known locally as Weeshie, and his son Shane (27), who died following the attack.

The UK's papers are led by Britain's Prince William acknowledging the monarchy’s rule in the Caribbean may be coming to an end.

The Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror carry William’s statement at the culmination of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of the Caribbean, with the future king saying the fate of the monarchy in the region “is for the people to decide upon”.

Meanwhile, The Observer and The Sunday Telegraph lead with US president Joe Biden saying “butcher” Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”.

The Sunday Times reports an inquiry is set to reveal 300 babies died or suffered brain damage due to “avoidable errors in care” at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Tory MPs have warned Chancellor Rishi Sunak must do more to tackle the cost of living crisis after a survey found 63 per cent of voters do not think his spring statement measures went far enough, according to the Sunday Express.

And the Daily Star Sunday says naturists plan to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a nude booze cruise on the Thames.

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