What the Newspapers Are Saying: Monday’s Front Pages

Threats from the UK to act on the Northern Ireland protocol are covered in national newspapers on Monday.

Ahead of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Belfast, Irish weather warns that any unilateral action taken by the UK on the post-Brexit trade deal “could lead to retaliation by the EU”.

The newspaper also reports that Denis O’Brien has intervened with the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) in an attempt to help Siteserv co-founder Brian Harvey with his personal debt problems.

echo leads with ‘the community on high alert after a man in his 20s fired a shot’ following an incident in the Churchfield area of ​​Cork City over the weekend.

During this time, the Irish Daily Mail says “300,000 haven’t updated home values ​​in nine years,” warning homeowners that their salary or pension could be deducted at source, citing Revenue.

The diary also features an image of Eurovision 2022 winners Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine, who said they would celebrate their victory ‘after the war’.

Finally, the Irish Examiner reports An Bord Pleanála is to concede a legal challenge in a matter being investigated for a potential conflict of interest by Council Vice Chairman Paul Hyde.

The newspaper also says that 247 employees of Cork City Council each received over €20,000 in overtime and expenses in 2020.

In Britain, the front pages are also dominated by emergency talks between Mr Johnson and political leaders in Northern Ireland in a bid to break a protocol-caused Stormont standoff.

The Independentthe Daily Expressthe I and The Daily Telegraph all lead with the protocol row deepening as the UK PM attempts to negotiate with the EU.

The latter adds that Mr Johnson has warned that the Northern Ireland protocol is preventing the UK government from contributing to the cost of living crisis as it prepares to approve legislation removing key elements of the agreement.

Elsewhere, the Daily mail and The sun carry images of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as she attends the first of her national Platinum Jubilee events.

The temperature carries an interview with the new Chief Inspector of the Gendarmerie, with him telling the newspaper that the police force “are not the “thought police” and must focus on reducing crime given that the rates of charges are at their lowest in more than 30 years.

The Guardian, Meanwhile, reports say police chiefs have accused UK Home Secretary Priti Patel of a ‘power grab’ that would allow her to intervene in local law enforcement matters and silence chiefs who wish to speak out on issues deemed politically sensitive.

“Ukraine’s provocative promise: Kyiv will host Eurovision”, Metro written, after the beleaguered country won the international song contest over the weekend.

the FinancialTimes erupts with the “new era” signaled by Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

the DailyMirror covers the racially motivated mass shooting that occurred this weekend in Buffalo in the United States, which saw an 18-year-old white man kill 10 people in a supermarket.

And the daily star reports that Britain is about to be ‘battered by thunderstorms’ and a second heat wave.

Calvin W. Soper