Proposed tax cuts, whispers of an early election, and a Late Late Show farewell are some of the stories covered across this Saturday’s national papers.
The Irish Times reports Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is supportive of proposals to cut taxes for middle-income earners in the next budget.
Meanwhile, theIrish Examiner lead story reads: ‘Homeless numbers “to keep rising”‘, alongside a report that Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has backed an audit concerning the HSE’s spending on consultancy firms.
The Echo marks the return of action at the barque in Cork this weekend, while theIrish Independentreports ‘hundreds of motorists flee from gardaí every month’.
TheIrish Daily Mail reports Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney told a group of business leaders the next general election will be held in November 2024.
Reports of Phillip Schofield’s revelations that he had an affair with a ‘much younger man’ are also covered by the paper.
Finally, both theIrish Daily MirrorandIrish Daily Mailjoin many of the national papers in marking Ryan Tubridy’s final appearance as host of the Late Late Show on their front pages.
In Britain, many of Saturday’s front pages also focus on Phillip Schofield resigning from ITV after admitting to an “unwise, but not illegal” affair with a young male colleague on This Morning.
The Daily Mirror, The Sun and the Daily Star have the TV personality admitting he lied about the affair.
Foreign teachers are being offered £10,000 extra to work in the UK, The Times says.
Chaos caused by British Airways’ system failures leads the Daily Express.
The Telegraph reports that the outgoing RAF head has said Russia will remain a threat to the UK if they lose the war in Ukraine.
The Daily Mail says an investigation into the equalities watchdog was suspended over fears of a witch hunt.
FT Weekend reports British chancellor Jeremy Hunt is backing more interest rate rises.
The UK is set for a recession before the next election, according to The Guardian.
And the former British chancellor George Osborne has been summoned to the Covid inquiry over NHS cuts, i Weekend reports.