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A rescuer, right, cradles a child in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A rescuer, right, cradles a child in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A woman carries a child as she disembarks in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
In this image taken from video made available by Guardia Costiera, an Italian coast Guard vessel during ongoing search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Sunday April 19, 2015, to locate migrants who are believed to be lost at sea. UNHCR says Sunday, the search and recovery rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying migrants is believed to have overturned north of Libya, with some 600 people still missing. (Guardia Costiera via AP)
A rescue vessel is seen during the search and rescue operation underway after a boat carrying migrants capsized overnight, with up to 700 feared dead, in this still image taken from video released by Italian Guardia di Finanza April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guardia di Finanza/Handout via Reuters
A rescue vessel is seen during the search and rescue operation underway after a boat carrying migrants capsized overnight, with up to 700 feared dead, in this still image taken from video released by Italian Guardia di Finanza April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Guardia di Finanza/Handout via Reuters
19 April 2015; Leinster's Ian Madigan leaves the field with his team-mates, including Marty Moore and Zane Kirchner, following his side's defeat. European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, RC Toulon v Leinster. Stade V?lodrome, Marseilles, France. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Mary O'Brien (pictured) died in January 2009 but has received a bill for water from Irish Water. Mary's daughter Angela Murtagh says her mother would have been 96 if she was alive
Graham Dwyer
Elaine O'Hara
Former Supreme Court Judge, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness with Garda Kerrie Sullivan and young cross-party political supporters at Pearse Street Garda Station
Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa's second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
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'EU facing immigration crisis as 700 die at sea' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

A rescuer, right, cradles a child in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A rescuer, right, cradles a child in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait. A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Frances D'Emilio reports that the EU has come under huge pressure to act after almost 700 migrants drowned last night in an incident described as the Mediterranean's greatest ever tragedy.

Europe will be "judged harshly for its inaction" warned Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat. The boat sank as it was on its way to Italy as desperate immigrants tried to reach Europe from Africa. "They are literally trying to find people alive among the dead floating in the water," he said. It's reported as many as 950 people may have been on board - some 28 have been found alive.

19 April 2015; Leinster's Ian Madigan leaves the field with his team-mates, including Marty Moore and Zane Kirchner, following his side's defeat. European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, RC Toulon v Leinster. Stade V?lodrome, Marseilles, France. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
19 April 2015; Leinster's Ian Madigan leaves the field with his team-mates, including Marty Moore and Zane Kirchner, following his side's defeat. European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, RC Toulon v Leinster. Stade V?lodrome, Marseilles, France. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Leinster fly-half Ian Madigan
Leinster's Ian Madigan leaves the field dejected

A picture showing Leinster's Ian Madigan, Marty Moore and Zane Kirchner leaving the pitch in Stade Velodrome in Marseilles yesterday following their extra-time defeat to Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup yesterday. 'Heartbreak for Leinster' is the headline.

'Water bill gran dead six years' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'. Elaine Keogh reports how a woman who passed away six years ago has received a bill from Irish Water.

Mary O'Brien (pictured) died in January 2009 but has received a bill for water from Irish Water. Mary's daughter Angela Murtagh says her mother would have been 96 if she was alive
Mary O'Brien (pictured) died in January 2009 but has received a bill for water from Irish Water. Mary's daughter Angela Murtagh says her mother would have been 96 if she was alive
Mary O'Brien died in January 2009 but has received a bill for water from Irish Water. Mary's daughter Angela Murtagh (pictured) says her mother would have been 96 if she was alive and is pictured with her mothers bill

The family of Mary Jane O'Brien say they want to know where the company got the deceased grandmother's details.

'Dwyer had laptop in prison' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

Graham Dwyer
Graham Dwyer
SELF-HARM: Graham Dwyer is led away after his conviction for murder. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Elaine O'Hara

The newspaper reports how convicted murderer Dwyer (42) - who is expected to be jailed for life today for the murder of Elaine O'Hara (36) - was given access to a laptop in prison to review CCTV including images of him and Elaine O'Hara together.

'Gardai to review referendum photocall' is one of the headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times' newspaper.

It's reported how gardai are looking into the circumstances in which a member of the force participated in a photocall organised by the Yes Equality campaign.

A uniformed member of the gardai and retired judge Catherine McGuinness were both photographed holding an enlarged voters' registration form outside Pearse Street Garda Station yesterday.

Former Supreme Court Judge, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness with Garda Kerrie Sullivan and young cross-party political supporters at Pearse Street Garda Station
Former Supreme Court Judge, Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness with Garda Kerrie Sullivan and young cross-party political supporters at Pearse Street Garda Station

The voter registration campaign is being run by the Yes Equality campaign and is encouraging people to register to vote by May 5th.

'Gardai call for end to political gagging' is the headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

The newspaper reports that the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has called on garda management to "open up" to the public and show that the force is "not secretive or a suppressive organisation".

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish is the main picture on the front page of today's 'The Match' supplement in today's 'Irish Independent'.

The Irish U-21 player  is pictured celebrating after playing a part in Aston Villa's winning goal against Liverpool in yesterday's FA Cup semi-final. Villa won 2-1 and will face Arsenal in the final next month.

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa's second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015.
AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
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Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa's second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Jack Grealish celebrates after playing a part in Aston Villa’s winning goal
Aston Villa's Fabian Delph (centre) celebrates scoring his side??s second goal of the game with team-mates Aston Villa's Ashley Westwood (left), Aston Villa's Tom Cleverley and Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (right) during the FA Cup Semi Final match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday April 19, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Villa. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

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