What the papers say: Tuesday’s front pages

The conviction of Karen Harrington for the murder of toddler Santina Cawley dominates the national papers
What the papers say: Tuesday’s front pages

Many of the national papers lead on Tuesday with the conviction of Karen Harrington for the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley in Cork.

The Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Sun and The Echo all lead with quotes from the mother of Santina, who says she is haunted by questions surrounding the toddler's death.

The Irish Daily Mail reports on how the influx of Ukrainian refugees could affect the tourism industry in Ireland this summer. The paper says 17,200 beds in hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are occupied by refugees.

The Irish Times leads with the latest on the Northern Ireland protocol. The UK has signalled it may take unilateral action over the post-Brexit trade arrangement.

Boris Johnson's visit to Northern Ireland also features prominently on the front page of the Belfast Telegraph. The paper says the British prime minister supports cutting the pay of MLAs if Stormont is not up and running.

The papers in Britain predominately lead with the governor of the Bank of England’s stark warning over “apocalyptic” food prices and Jake Daniels becoming England’s first currently active male professional footballer to come out as gay.

Bank chief Andrew Bailey has said there is “very real income shock” coming from energy prices and “apocalyptic” food prices, report The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Express.

The story also features on the front of the Daily Mail and the Financial Times. The papers say the bank governor told MPs at the Treasury Select Committee he felt “helpless” as he defended the bank’s performance.

“For once just do the right thing,” the Daily Mirror declares, similarly leading with the bank boss’s warning, splashing an image of the Prime Minister and Chancellor across its front page, calling on Tory MPs to ease cost of living by introducing a windfall tax on energy firms.

Elsewhere, the i and Metro feature the historic news of Blackpool’s 17-year-old striker coming out as gay, with him telling the media: “I don’t want to lie anymore.”

The Times writes that Britain’s petrol retailers have been accused of profiteering from the energy crisis after research found they had failed to pass on nearly half of Rishi Sunak’s 5p fuel duty cut.

The Sun has the latest from the so-called “Wagatha Christie” court drama, reporting Collen Rooney “tore into Rebekah Vardy after her rival Wag sent (her) ‘evil’ texts”.

And the Daily Star sends up Tory MP Rachel Maclean on its front page with “Don’t be so poor” after she suggested struggling Brits “take on more hours” at work or get a “better paid job” in order to cope with the cost-of-living crisis.

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