What it says in the papers
Published 09/04/2015 | 06:55
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.
'Private firm will get PPS and banking details for water grant' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Paul Melia and John Downing write that a private company will collect Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers and banking details from Irish Water consumers who apply for the €100 water conservation grant over the phone.
"The revelation follows controversy in recent months about Irish Water seeking PPS numbers from customers registering with the utility," the newspaper reports.
Previously the Government removed the obligation to provide PPS numbers and Irish Water is currently deleting its database. The paper and electronic records are gone, but the telephone recordings are yet to be deleted.
Permanent TSB mortgage holder Sara Hogan appears on the front page. Ms Hogan was photographed while addressing the bank's AGM yesterday. She told bank bosses that despite having the same mortgage value as her neighbour, she was paying €118 more per month. "Do you think that it is fair to discriminate? Same mortgages, two very, very different rates," she said.
Today's 'Herald' newspaper carries a picture of Rory McIlroy and One Direction star Niall Horan who was caddying for the Irish golfer as he competed in the Par 3 competition in Augusta last night.
Today's 'Irish Daily Star' carries a story about Olympics silver medallist John Joe Nevin.
The newspaper reports that Nevin is expected to appear before a court tomorrow, over a charge connected to a fight in a pub. The 25-year-old was one of five men arrested after a row in Co Westmeath on Monday night.
'Dunnes strikers being targeted, union claims' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports that trade union Mandate has written to the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Ged Nash, describing alleged intimidation by Dunnes Stores management of strikers as "proof if ever it was needed" for legislation of collective bargaining.
Mandate's Gerry Light wrote to Mr Nash last night as reports came in "from all over the country" of employees who participated in last week's one day strike being "targeted" in work.
'Teachers want paid leave for assault by pupils' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.
The report says attacks in the classroom on teachers are becoming more common.
The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) is warning that the assaults are becoming more serious, with teachers hospitalised in some cases.
One special needs teacher told the newspaper she has been assaulted on 20 different occasions.
Tipperary's Seamus Callanan features in Independent Sport today. Martin Breheny writes that Tipperary will not appeal further against Callanan's sending-off in the Allianz Hurling League quarter-final victory against Offaly.
The forward will now definitely miss the semi-final clash with Waterford on Sunday week.