What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
'Mortgage arrears at highest in midlands and border' is the one of the headlines on the front page of today's Irish Independent.
Charlie Weston reports that the border and midlands regions have higher mortgage default rates than any other parts of the country.
And those people who bought during the boom-time are still mired in negative equity - where the size of their mortgage is greater than the current value of their property - around the country. Mortgage default rates are lowest in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Tipperary and Mayo, new Central Bank figures show.
Longford has the highest rates of mortgages in arrears, with almost one in five home loans in default. High levels were also recorded in Cavan, Laois, Meath and Offaly.
Ed Sheeran appears on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner' after he won Best British Solo Artist at BRIT awards last night. Tickets for his Croke Park concert go on sale today.
But the main story from the BRIT awards concerns Madonna - and her 'horror fall' from the stage while performing last night.
The singer (56) fell after she failed to untie her matador style Armani cape.
Her male dancers didn't see that she failed to untie and yanked the cape - as part of their performance - in an attempt to take it off. The 'Material Girl' fell from the stage and audible gasps could be heard from the audience.
She stopped singing for a few seconds before regaining her composure and continuing her performance. She took to her Instagram account after the show, assuring her fans she was "fine".
The Irish team's performance in the Cricket World Cup makes the sport pages in most of the papers today.
Niall O'Brien's World Cup Diary features in the 'Irish Independent' in which he talks about his team's winning performance over the UAE in Brisbane yesterday.
"We need to talk about Kevin - again. Well, not just my brother Kevin obviously, but hitting 50 off 25 balls changed the momentum of the game and, along with Gary Wilson, they turned an awkward situation into a win," he wrote.
Elsewhere in sport, Neil Francis writes about the Irish team ahead of their Six Nations clash against England this Sunday.
He focuses on Jamie Heaslip and Johny Sexton - but especially Heaslip.
'Jamie Heaslip is one of the best fowards in our history - his loss could cost us the championship,' he warns.
'EU warns of dangers facing Irish economy' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports that "the European Commission has warned that Ireland must taken 'decisive policy action' to address macroeconomic imbalances in the eocnomy".
Their in-depth review of the Irish economy is expected to be published later today.
And finally, in today's 'Herald', baby Oscar Nolan makes an appearance, cradled by his adoring mum and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.
Oscar weighed just two pounds at birth. His mother was 28 weeks pregnant when she gave birth prematurely. Two months later, he weighs five pounds thanks to the care he received while at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.
Yesterday, his proud parents Deborah and Paul were getting ready to take their baby son home to Arklow, Co Wicklow.
But before he left Holles Street, he got to meet the minister who was on hand to open a €6 million neonatal intensive care unit.
Oscar didn't get seem to care about any of the fuss surrounding the minister's presence - he slept right through oblivious to it all.