What the Newspapers Are Saying: Friday’s Front Pages

A possible eviction ban and Irish dancing cheating controversy are the main stories at the end of the working week.

The government is considering a winter ban on evictions that could be in place until the end of March as part of plans under consideration to tackle the cost of living crisis, Irish weather and the Irish Examiner report.

The Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Mirror all post ‘explosive text messages’ suggesting parents and teachers tried to correct the results of Irish dancing competitions.

The Irish Daily Star continues with its coverage of the death of Thomas Dooley after an assault at a funeral in Tralee, Co Kerry.

William and Kate’s visit to the North and the latest news on the Brexit protocol dominate the front page of the Belfast Telegraph.

echo reports on “the immense challenge of recruitment and retention” in the home care sector.

UK newspapers are focusing on a ‘return to the dark ages’ with constant power cuts predicted for the UK this winter.

National Grid has warned UK homes facing three-hour power outages this winter, according to the Daily Express, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and I.

The temperature reports that the British Prime Minister has ruled out the launch of a public information campaign on energy saving.

Subway says Britons are facing a ‘winter of disconnection’, while charities tell network operator in The Guardian that continued power outages could endanger thousands of people who use life-saving machines at home.

Households are being offered £10 a day to reduce their electricity use at peak times, reports the Daily mailwith the daily star covering the same story under the title “wash your grundies at midnight”.

The DailyMirror carries a black and white photograph of drinkers by candlelight in a Newcastle pub in 1970, as the newspaper presents the coming winter as a ‘return to the dark ages’.

Meanwhile, the Bank of England says its intervention in the UK debt market last week prevented a £50billion fire sale that would have driven the UK to the brink of financial crisis, reports the FinancialTimes.

And The sun says the next series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! recruited Seann Walsh, four years after the comedian was embroiled in a scandal when he was pictured kissing his married Strictly Come Dancing partner, Katya Jones.

Calvin W. Soper