What the papers say: Monday's front pages

A major report on Dr Tony Holohan's secondment to TCD and a ban on turf sharing are on Ireland's front pages as a new week begins
What the papers say: Monday's front pages

A major report on Dr Tony Holohan's secondment to TCD, a ban on turf sharing and crisis in the childcare sector are all on Ireland's front pages as a new week begins.

The Irish Examiner reports Government leaders are to conclude that the secondment of chief medical officer Tony Holohan to Trinity College Dublin broke existing rules in a "comprehensive report", while a number of “alleged unauthorised payments” are separately under Garda investigation at the university.

The Irish Independent says the report by controversial top civil servant at the Department of Health Robert Watt will admit that the final financial details of Dr Tony Holohan’s secondment to Trinity College were not fully worked out.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that giving turf for the fire to friends and neighbours is to be outlawed by Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, sparking "war" in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

The Irish Daily Star reports there will be a clampdown on the Kinahan cartel, with an international operation to freeze assets and the group's boss to be placed on a "no fly" list.

The Echo reports that a Cork-based union representative has warned that employees are leaving the childcare sector in huge numbers due to low pay, while families are paying "obscene" rates for their children to be looked after.

In Britain, Rishi Sunak’s woes, a Covid-exhausted monarch and the French election are splashed across the front pages.

The beleaguered Chancellor has referred himself to Boris Johnson’s independent adviser on ministerial interests as he sought to fend off questions over his family’s financial affairs, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The i says the move means Mr Sunak’s hopes of becoming British Prime Minister “appear to be all but over”.

The Independent reports more than 550 food banks have warned the Chancellor they are close to “breaking point” due to a significant surge in demand.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel is cited on the front of the Daily Mail as blaming environmental activists for “inflicting fuel shortages on motorists”.

Queen Elizabeth was left “very tired and exhausted” from suffering Covid-19, reports the Daily Mirror and Metro.

The French election is covered by the Financial Times, The Times and The Guardian, which say incumbent Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the presidency.

The Sun carries a photograph of a newly married Brooklyn Beckham and his American bride Nicola Peltz in a Jaguar convertible, thought to be a wedding gift from the groom’s father David.

And the Daily Star looks ahead to warmer weather as it anticipates a “Good Fryday” for those on an Easter staycation.

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