Monday, May 22, 2023

By PA Reporter

Monday’s front pages focus on a range of stories from vacant office blocks being repurposed for housing to staff at Cork University Hospital querying why management consultants are earning €608,000.

The Irish Times reports empty office blocks would be converted into apartments under a Government plan to tackle the housing shortfall as political pressure over the crisis intensifies.

The Irish Examiner lead on a piece about frontline staff at Cork University Hospital questioning why PwC consultants have earned fees which could run to more than €1 million at a time when services are stretched to breaking point.

The Echo report that concerns are being raised about delays to a migrant scheme.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s speeding fine and a variety of other stories feature on the front pages in Britain on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph suggests Ms Braverman’s speeding row may be a smear campaign over curbs on migrants.

The Mirror and The Guardian take a different stance, saying Labour is demanding a probe into Ms Braverman’s speeding fine after her team denied she had a speeding ticket six weeks ago.

The Daily Express says a people smuggler claims Europe is sending tens of thousands of migrants to Britain.

The Times says patients will be encouraged to use the NHS app to book private healthcare in an effort to cut wait times.

The Daily Mail reveals drug driving has overtaken drink driving with 80 people a day caught under the influence of drugs while driving.

The Financial Times says China have banned a US chipmaker after the G7 summit.

The Sun reports Phillip Schofield is devastated after his axing from ITV’s This Morning show.

And the Daily Star looks to the clear skies, saying Britain will be hotter than Morocco this week with a 24C day forecast.

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