By Philip Duncan, PA F1 Correspondent and Simon Peach, PA Chief Football WriterSeven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton is not currently active in Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s move to buy Manchester United. Ratcliffe has entered the bidding for United as one of the UK’s richest men looks to complete a takeover of the club he supported as a boy. Sir Jim Ratcliffe (left), pictured with Toto Wolff, is a one-third shareholder of the Mercedes F1 team (Steven Paston/PA)Hamilton, 38, formed part of Sir Martin Broughton’s failed bid to buy Chelsea last year, but subsequently bought a stake in NFL franchise Denver Broncos. When asked about Ratcliffe’s potential United takeover at last September’s Dutch Grand Prix, Hamilton said: “Jim is part-boss and part-partner. United face Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening as Erik ten Hag’s men head to Selhurst Park looking for a 10th straight win in all competitions.
The Echo lead with a piece about protests in Cork to stop two schools on the Northside of the city from merging. The Irish Independent lead with a piece about nursing homes being paid €30,000 by the Government to ease rising costs. Good morning, here is the front page of today’s Irish Independent pic.twitter.com/SMhLQ6Kv52 — Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) November 7, 2022The Irish Daily Mail focus on the Ukraine refugee crisis as towns across the country demand a plan to house them. For all the big news and sport, pick up a copy of Monday’s Irish Daily Mail, or click on https://t.co/wKUyK4RKrD pic.twitter.com/tJ4cx2d9rQ — The Irish Daily Mail (@irishdailymail) November 6, 2022The Irish Sun focus on comments from a priest who has called on Sean McGovern a member of the Kinahan gang to come home and face the music. The Daily Mail covers the story by leading with former Labour leader Ed Miliband backing the proposed move.2 months ago Laois Nationalist
Phil Casey, PAJudd Trump beat Mark Williams 10-8 to win the Cazoo Masters at Alexandra Palace. It gives the Bristolian a second Masters success – he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan to claim the title four years ago. 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗠𝗣 𝗜𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡 🏆 Judd Trump has won the 2023 @CazooUK Masters, beating Mark Williams 10-8 in the final! The victor said afterwards, before lifting the Paul Hunter Trophy: “This is by far my best ever win. Judd made a fabulous break in the last frame…that’s why he’s one of the best in the world.18 days ago Laois Nationalist
Investment plans for Dublin, a U-turn for Helen McEntee, and an alleged bounty for the assassination of Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch are reported on the front pages of this week’s Sunday papers. The paper also carries an interview with Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien, who has called for a tax break for developers. The Sunday Express celebrates the return of Boris Johnson from his family holiday to take another run at the top job with ‘Boris is back!’. The Sunday Times also says Mr Johnson has been spurned by the “Tory right” while Rishi Sunak’s own support surges. Sunday People splashes with an opinion piece accusing the Tories of letting “schools crumble” while they are “more focused on squabbling amongst themselves over who should lead them”.3 months ago Laois Nationalist
By Jonathan Veal, PA, LisbonTottenham will wait until Wednesday to assess the extent of the injury suffered by Son Heung-min in the Champions League win at Marseille. Assistant head coach Cristian Stellini, standing in for the banned Antonio Conte, said: “In this moment we don’t know. The second half was a different story, though, and Lenglet put Spurs back in control with a header of his own in the 54th minute. But in the second half something changed and we spoke in the dressing about the energy we need in the second half and the way we have to press them and counter the game. “The stadium was very hot in the first half and sometimes it is normal to give the possibility to the opponent to play, to use the energy you have in the second half.3 months ago Laois Nationalist
By Ian Parker, PAMark Cavendish’s switch to the Astana Qazaqstan team has at long last been confirmed in a move which keeps alive his hopes of making more Tour de France history. Here we go for racing and rap videos 😋 https://t.co/E8eZcCIz7r — Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) January 17, 2023Cavendish’s one-year contract will give him the chance to claim the Tour stage wins record outright after he moved level with Eddy Merckx on 34 in 2021. The Kazakh team is managed by former pro Alexandr Vinokurov, who tested positive for blood doping at the 2007 Tour de France and served a ban. Speaking last June after claiming the British title for a second time, Cavendish said: “Can you imagine winning a 35th Tour de France stage in the British champion’s jersey? “The arrival of a top sprinter in our team is kind of challenge for us, but we are ready for it,” Vinokurov said.17 days ago Laois Nationalist
By Phil Blanche, PA, LusailMexico missed out on reaching the last 16 of the World Cup despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1. Mexico had last suffered group-stage elimination in 1978, having reached the knockout phase in each of their previous seven World Cups. There was huge support for Saudi Arabia inside the Lusail Stadium, venue for the World Cup final on December 18. Mohamed Kanno had two attempts for Saudi Arabia, slashing wide and sending a free-kick just over, but it was Mexico who poured forward at every opportunity. It looked as if Mexico had to score, but in the end it was Saudi Arabia who had the final word.2 months ago Laois Nationalist
The Irish Times reports ‘Ambulance response times risk patients’ lives’, citing a report from the National Ambulance Service. Both the Star and Irish Daily Mirror carry pleas from publicans after Guinness price increases came into effect on Wednesday. The Times reports British Gas has been sending debt collectors to customers’ homes to fit pay-as-you-go meters. The Financial Times reports Adani Enterprises has called off its equity fundraising following allegations of fraud and stock manipulation. And the Daily Star says 70 people living around a historic Suffolk market town identify as Satanists.1 day ago Laois Nationalist