What the papers say: Monday's front pages

Images from a vigil in Co Tipperary for four young people killed in a road traffic collision on Friday lead most of the national newspapers on Monday.

The Irish Times quotes the local priest in Clonmel, who said following the fatal crash: ‘We enter total sadness and desolation, we’re numbed’.

The paper also reports doubts are growing over the staging of the gender equality referendum over fears the campaign could lead to “divisive debates”.

The Irish Examiner reads: ‘Four beautiful lives have left us’, alongside a piece in which Minister of State Jack Chambers confirms the new NCT system will not be cashless.

The Echo reports on over 1,3000 new houses to be built in Cork city.

Finally, the Irish Daily Mail, Irish Daily Mirror and Irish Daily Star lead with images from Sunday’s vigil in Clonmel, and carry images of the crash victims.

In Britain, Monday’s newspaper front pages have revealed the Conservatives have been warned against factional infighting or risk losing the next general election.

According to the Daily Express, Nadine Dorries – a key ally of former UK prime minister Boris Johnson – has urged the party to put aside their differences or they could see Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer “taking the keys to Downing Street”.

The i has pointed to the resignation of the former culture secretary and her blistering attack on UK prime minister Rishi Sunak in opening fresh rifts in the party amid worrying poll results.

Speaking of the Tories, The Independent reports that Whitehall staffers have been warned by Cabinet to ditch “offensive slurs” after the “n-word” cropped up numerous times in official British government documents.

Meanwhile, Britain’s home secretary Suella Braverman has told The Daily Telegraph that police must investigate every theft.

The Daily Mail reports a slew of British MPs have called on the UK government to step in to stop the UK health service from “trying to erase women” after dozens of trusts agreed to be graded by trans rights charities, who recommend the terms “mother” and “woman” should be dropped from official vernacular.

The Financial Times says the ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) will be a “shot in the arm” for businesses across London.

The Guardian has focused on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s blistering attack on Mr Sunak after he accused the Tory leader of “stunting the lungs” of London’s children after refusing to support the expansion of the Ulez scheme.

The Times reports the British Home Office has acted over concerns the UK will run out of space to detain illegal arrivals with the Conservative Party urging for refugees to be fitted with GPS monitors to keep them out of detention.

Ultra-processed food has come under scrutiny by experts with the Daily Mirror reporting a large chunk of the British diet places people across the UK at risk of heart attacks and strokes.

The Daily Mail questions if Britain’s Prince Andrew has been welcomed back into the royal fold after he was spotted at Balmoral with Prince William and his wife Kate.

And the Daily Star has declared that the Monday blues are over with the mercury set to hit a toasty 23 degrees.

Source: International Media

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