What the papers say: Friday's front pages

‘Easter getaway chaos’ leads some of Friday’s papers.
What the papers say: Friday's front pages

The 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement leads the front pages this Good Friday across Ireland.

The Irish Times front page leads with a picture of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair signing the agreement.

The Irish Examiner leads with a warning from the PSNI that the New IRA are planning attacks in Derry on Easter Monday. It also has a picture of Shane Lowry, after a solid start to the Masters.

The Irish Independent reveals that Air BnBs in tourist hotspots are set to be exempt from new regulations that are set to be introduced.

The Echo shares the story of a woman from Cork who recently won €500,000 in the Lotto.

The Irish Daily Star leads with preparations for the visit of US President Joe Biden to Ireland next week, while the PSNI have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a woman in Limerick.

British papers

No story dominates the Good Friday newspaper front pages with a range of different splashes – although one bank holiday tradition does appear in several titles.

Both the Daily Mirror and The Sun warn of “Easter getaway chaos”, while The Independent joins them in warning of another difficult weekend for travellers.

The Independent front page says two million Britons are heading abroad in the “biggest getaway since Brexit” with long queues for passport checks at Dover, cancelled flights and French protests lying in wait.

The Sun adds gridlock for those staying at home to the mix on what it labels “Bad Friday”.

The Daily Mirror at least finds a silver lining for the holiday weekend in the shape of the weather.

The visit of US President Joe Biden to Northern Ireland for the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement features on the front of The Daily Telegraph with warnings of attacks on police by dissident republicans.

The Telegraph also features potential reparations after the King ordered research into the royal family’s links with the slave trade, a story which dominates the front of The Daily Mail.

That story also features on The Guardian which focuses on a call from the Lord Speaker for more experts appointed to the House of Lords, rather than government allies.

The Times looks ahead to next week’s planned junior doctors’ strike and warns it could “overwhelm” A&E departments.

Ukraine is the focus for the Daily Express, which reports on the war-torn country’s ambassador to the UK insisting they will fight to “the last man” rather than negotiate with Russia.

For the second day running, the i leads on smart motorways as it says pressure is growing to scrap the entire network.

And the Daily Star reports that Italy is looking to ban English words and insisting on the correct pronunciation of bruschetta.

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