What the papers say: Tuesday's front pages

The 15th anniversary of Madeline McCann's disappearance features in the national newspapers
What the papers say: Tuesday's front pages

Russian threats to blow up the "British Isles", the looming Stormont election and a support scheme for farmers are some of today's top stories in the national papers.

The Irish Times leads with calls from Taoiseach Micheál Martin for the DUP to return to Stormont following Thursday's election. The party previously said its members would not return to the Assembly until their concerns over the Northern Ireland Protocol are addressed.

The Times and the Irish Examiner both report that Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is to bring a new support scheme for farmers to Cabinet on Tuesday.

The Examiner also reads: 'Cost of college reforms to be on taxpayer', as part of plans being brought to Cabinet by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris, which aims to reduce third-level fees and overhaul the student grant scheme.

The Irish Sun joins the Examiner in reporting a Russian-state television broadcast which depicted a mock-up of Ireland being destroyed alongside Britain in response to the UK's support for Ukraine.

The Echo, meanwhile, carries a story of a mother in Co Cork, sharing her son's experience with the "completely over-stretched and understaffed" Child and Adult Mental Health Services (Camhs).

Finally, ahead of protests in Dublin on Tuesday, the Irish Daily Mail reports doctor's 80-hour weeks "can't continue", adding: "Hospital medics fear fatigue-related mistakes as they highlight their 24-hour shifts and claim they're treated with contempt by the HSE".

In Britain, factional disputes, the war in Ukraine and an intruder at the barracks near Windsor Castle are among the topics on the front pages.

The Tories have been “hit by infighting” before Thursday’s local elections, according to the i, while the Daily Express says British prime minister Boris Johnson’s right to buy plan is a “vote winner”.

The Guardian says British home secretary Priti Patel faces a class action for the backlog in Ukrainian visa approvals, while The Independent says refugees have been forced into overcrowded homes.

Meanwhile, rising inflation will take £7,000 out of pensions according to The Times.

The Daily Mail leads on figures from the Liberal Democrats that show patient to GP ratios have reached over 2,200 to one in England.

An “intruder” who posed as a priest was invited to stay at the barracks near Windsor Castle by the Queen’s Guard, according to Metro and The Sun.

The Financial Times says Mr Johnson has joined an effort to persuade chip designer Arm to list in London.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson’s comments that Ukraine is ready for its “finest hour” lead The Daily Telegraph.

The prime suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has had an application for parole rejected in Germany, according to the Daily Mirror.

And the Daily Star says Britain is in for a sweltering summer.

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