What it says in the papers
Published 20/04/2015 | 06:54
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.
'EU facing immigration crisis as 700 die at sea' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.