What the Newspapers Are Saying: Tuesday’s Front Pages

House building plans thrown into ‘serious doubt’, tobacco-style health warnings on car advertisements and the Taoiseach’s defense of Cork City are all on the front page this morning.

the Irish Independent reports that the Foreign Office insists there is no backlog in processing passports and blamed incorrectly completed forms as nearly 200,000 people are waiting for delayed travel documents ahead of the holidays of summer.

TDs will be warned today that the Government’s plans to build 35,000 homes a year have been thrown into serious doubt by a ‘marked drop’ in the number of developers bidding to build taxpayer-funded homes, according to the Irish Examiner.

the Irish Daily Mail reports that Ireland may be set to introduce tobacco-like health warnings on car advertisements to discourage driving, as part of new proposals unveiled at the Dáil today.

Former Irish hockey star Catriona Carey received a suspended prison sentence for driving without a license or insurance and was described as ‘totally out of control’ by a garda who told her her uninsured car would be seized, according to The Irish Sun.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is on the cover of echo defending Cork City amid claims by CNN editor Richard Quest that he looks ‘tired’.

In Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reports on the trial of a mother of four accused of the murder of her two-year-old son and the attempted murder of her 11-month-old baby brother in March 2020.

In Britain, the front pages focus on a photograph that emerged of the country’s prime minister raising a toast at a No 10 lockdown party.

The Independent says the footage, which was shown exclusively on ITV, has thrown Boris Johnson’s premiership “in deeper jeopardy”.

the Daily Express, The Daily Telegraph and Metro watch the Metropolitan Police’s decision not to fine the PM for the event.

The temperature publishes comments that Mr Johnson misled the Commons about the incident.

the I says the Prime Minister is waiting to judge the reaction of the public and his own MPs, while The Guardian warns of a “new danger” for the Prime Minister.

the DailyMirror asks, “How could he get away with it?”

the daily star “it’s defo not a party” jokes.

Elsewhere, the Daily mail warns that rail strikes could cause power outages.

And the FinancialTimes says that the Chancellor is considering an exceptional tax for electricity producers.

To finish, The sun says off-duty police have been implicated in recent pitch invasions.

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