What the Newspapers Are Saying: Wednesday’s Front Pages


Dublin Airport chaos, rising energy costs and Criminal Assets Bureau investigations are making headlines in Ireland on Wednesday.

Rising energy prices and rising inflation are the main events in Irish weather. Taoiseach Micheál Martin warned that higher oil and gas prices were inevitable, but also ruled out delivering another package of household support before the October budget.

The Irish Examiner reports that the Criminal Assets Bureau uses 600 local “asset profilers” to monitor the unexplained wealth of 1,800 crime bosses and lieutenants across the country.

Long queues and staffing issues at Dublin Airport feature on the front page of the Irish Daily Mail and irish sun.

echo also chooses to focus on rising inflation, with a local Cork campaigner criticizing Taoiseach comments that consumers face a ‘new era’ of high prices.

The Belfast Telegraph examines how inflation is affecting restaurants, with a steak on the menu at one of Belfast’s top restaurants.

In Britain, preparations for Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee and renewed demands for the British Prime Minister to explain the parties in Downing Street are making headlines on Wednesday.

The Daily Telegraph led to Lord Geidt’s demand for an explanation from Boris Johnson on whether or not he breached the Ministerial Code.

Mr Johnson is calling his own MPs in a bid to bolster their support and ‘save his job’, according to the Iwhile Subway says “Boris can be grilled”.

Elsewhere, the Daily Express reports that travel bosses will face an ‘angry confrontation’ with UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps over the disruption.

The sun reports that Queen Elizabeth’s jet was forced to abort landing due to lightning, as the monarch prepares for weekend celebrations.

While the daily star says animal rights campaigners have urged ‘Jubilee mad’ Britons not to buy corgis.

The DailyMirror says the Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested Prince Andrew should be forgiven.

Meanwhile, The Guardian says ministers ‘have been accused of stoking anger’ as he reports an increase in violence in doctors’ surgeries.

And the FinancialTimes says an EU-UK deal on insurance for vessels carrying Russian oil has dealt a “further blow” to Russian oil exports.


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