A review on the Government’s legal strategy over nursing home charges, and an urgent appeal for large buildings to accommodate refugees are among the topics that feature on Friday’s front pages.
The Irish Times leads with a story on nursing home charges along with an appeal from Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman for buildings to accommodate asylum seekers.
A story on anti-refugee protests makes the front page of the Irish Examiner.
The Irish Independent leads with a story on AIB mortgage rate hikes.
Rod Stewart’s upcoming Live At The Marquee gig in Cork makes the front page of The Echo.
The Irish Sun and The Herald both lead with the controversy over Katie Taylor’s hopes of fighting in Croke Park being quashed due to security costs.
Today’s front page of The Irish Sun pic.twitter.com/Q7kipzNnu6
— The Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) February 3, 2023
The Irish Daily Mail leads with a story on the Natalie McNally murder investigation.
Friday’s front page pic.twitter.com/ayJkjqXP9U
— The Irish Daily Mail (@irishdailymail) February 2, 2023
In the North, the Belfast Telegraph and The Irish News lead with the Natalie McNally murder investigation, reporting that a suspect faked a live video for an alibi.
Good morning. Today’s #FrontPage
Natalie’s alleged killed ‘faked alibi’
Killer ex-soldier ‘dragged us through courts’
Home Delivery: https://t.co/I1gVh0j2z1 pic.twitter.com/2DxbLiLRsj
— The Irish News (@irish_news) February 3, 2023
Anger over record Shell profits leads the UK’s papers at the end of the working week.
The Guardian says there are calls for a tougher windfall tax on energy companies after Shell recorded a profit of £32.2 billion in 2022, while paying just £110 million in windfall tax.
Guardian front page, Friday 3 February 2023: Calls for tougher windfall tax after Shell posts ‘obscene’ record profits pic.twitter.com/oMhx9zQ1uE
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 2, 2023
Meanwhile, the i reports energy firms have been ordered to stop force-fitting pre-pay meters to help prevent the most vulnerable being cut off from electricity and gas.
Friday’s front page: Energy firms ordered to stop force-fitting prepay meters in Britain’s poorest homes
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— i newspaper (@theipaper) February 2, 2023
Both stories are carried by Metro and the Daily Star.
Tomorrow’s Paper Today 📰
🔴 British Gas debt agents break into homes of the vulnerable
🔴 Shell posts record profits as public struggles with bills#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/qZbCSFkHaQ
— Metro (@MetroUK) February 2, 2023
Friday’s front page: No trial for Man Utd ace https://t.co/wl8hRJWDCL#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/3Y8GUPyfte
— Daily Star (@dailystar) February 2, 2023
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail and The Sun lead with a TV appeal from the family of missing mum Nicola Bulley, one week after she disappeared while walking her dog.
Friday’s @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/sF67kxiihG
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) February 2, 2023
On tomorrow’s front page: Missing Nicola Bulley’s devastated sister reveals the family are ‘stuck in a nightmare’ since the mum-of-two vanished https://t.co/P52RdnmQDC pic.twitter.com/BAn618dwGf
— The Sun (@TheSun) February 2, 2023
The Telegraph carries a warning from the Bank of England (BoE) that the country’s workforce will be permanently smaller after the pandemic and lockdown.
The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph:
‘Lockdown damage to workforce is permanent’#TomorrowsPapersToday
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 2, 2023
The Daily Express says the BoE has forecast Britain’s economic slump will end next year.
Friday’s front page: Don’t jump for joy just yet… but slump to end next yearhttps://t.co/hlBprQ6pL6#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/RiksVfisbo
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) February 2, 2023
And the Daily Mirror reports footballer Mason Greenwood will not face trial over an alleged sex attack after charges against him were dropped.
Friday’s front page: Greenwood: Charges dropped #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/34JFGeX3Uq pic.twitter.com/LOX86dEVZ3
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) February 2, 2023