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What it says in the papers

Published 21/04/2015 | 06:54

MURDERED: Elaine O’Hara
MURDERED: Elaine O’Hara
Elaine O Hara's father Frank
A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. Photo: AP
A man on a boat holds the body of a child as he approach at the dock in the eastern Aegean island of Rhodes, Greece
A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP)
A migrant, trying to reach Greece, is rescued by a man at the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi
Sylvia Shiels
Killer Mark Nash
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'A family's agony: was Elaine left to die alone on the mountain?'

This is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Dearbhail McDonald and Sarah Stack report how the father of Elaine O'Hara told his daughter's murderer, Graham Dwyer, that they are serving a life sentence without any parole and have been left with questions they will never have answered.

Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O Hara's father Frank
Architect Graham Dwyer, 42, who has been sentenced to life in prison at Dublin's Central Criminal Court for the murder of mentally ill childcare worker Elaine O'Hara, 36, in the Dublin mountains, as the Irish public must yet again ask "When does life mean life?" (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Frank O'Hara, in a victim impact statement read out by prosecutor Sean Guerin SC, told the architect's sentence hearing that they will have to carry those unanswered questions with them for the rest of their lives.

"When did Elaine realise it was not a game any more?" he asked in a two-page statement.

"When did she realise that the intention was to kill her for real? Did she try to run away? Was she restrained? Did she suffer much? Could she and did she cry out?

"Was she left on the mountain to die alone?" Mr O'Hara asked.

"This is our life sentence, for us there is no parole," he added.

Dwyer (42), a married father of three, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Elaine O'Hara (36) on August 22, 2012.

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. Photo: AP
A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. Photo: AP
People stand next to the recovered body of a migrant, who tried to reach Greece, at the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi
A man carries the recovered body of a dead migrant child at the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi
A migrant, trying to reach Greece, is rescued by a man at the coast of the southeastern island of Rhodes April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi

The front page of the newspaper also carries a picture of migrants being rescued by holidaymakers off the Greek island of Rhodes yesterday.

At least 23 people perished in two separate incidents, including once off Rhodes, as migrants tried desperately to reach Europe by boat yesterday. The latest incident came just hours after the death toll in Sunday's tragedy was revised upwards to 950. EU ministers agreed to strengthen patrols and destroy the boats of people smugglers.

Pictures of Elaine O'Hara and her father Frank also appear on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Inside the paper, a report on serial killer Mark Nash reports how he was found guilty of the murders of Mary Shiels and Syliva Callinan at their home in Grangegorman in March 1997.

Stella Nolan holds pictures of her sister outside court yesterday after Mark Nash was found guilty of the murders of her and Sylvia Shiels in March 1997
Stella Nolan holds pictures of her sister outside court yesterday after Mark Nash was found guilty of the murders of her and Sylvia Shiels in March 1997
Sylvia Shiels
The scene at Grangegorman
Gardai and then State pathologist Dr Harbison at the scene
Mark Nash was found guilty of the murders of Sylvia Shiels and Mary Callinan in March 1997
Accused: Mark Nash
Killer Mark Nash

'Serial killer Nash found guilty 20 years after murder and mutilation of women' is the headline above the story. Ken Foy and Alison O'Riordan report that Nash is unlikely to ever be freed from jail after his conviction for the gruesome double murder of two vulnerable women.

The two women were among four people Nash murdered in 1997. He took the lives of Carl and Catherine Doyle just months later at their home in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

The 'Irish Daily Star' features both Nash and Dwyer on their front page with the headline 'Rot in hell'.

In other news, the 'Irish Sun' mention on their front page that divorce proceedings between Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is due to be finalised after the actress lodged papers with a US court yesterday.

The couple "officially uncoupled" a year ago after ten years of marriage. The couple remain close friends and intend to bring up their two young children - Apple and Moses - together.

CHRIS MARTIN AND GWYNETH PALTROW
CHRIS MARTIN AND GWYNETH PALTROW
Gwyneth Paltrow
U.S. actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses at the British Fashion Awards. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

'$300m fibre-optic network to link Killala to US' is one of the headlines on the front page of the 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports that the West of Ireland is set for a major economic boost after promoters of the fibre-optic project received funding and planning approval to land it in Killala, Co Mayo.

'Women are drinking to 'cope with daily life'' is a headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Mail'.

The newspaper reports a claim that "career women are taking alcohol as a steroid to cope with their busy days" and putting themselves at risk of severe liver damage.

Health expert Dr Orla Crosbie warned that women should not drink more than 11 units of alcohol in a week.

Today's 'Irish Independent Sport' carries a report about talented Irish footballer Jack Grealish.

Jack Grealish was outstanding for Aston Villa against Liverpool on Sunday
Jack Grealish was outstanding for Aston Villa against Liverpool on Sunday
Jack Grealish celebrates after playing his part in Aston Villa's winning goal
Football - Aston Villa v Liverpool - FA Cup Semi Final - Wembley Stadium - 19/4/15 Aston Villa's Shay Given celebrates at the end of the match Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.
'Shay Given may be a veteran, but he retains a burning ambition to play at the very top'

'Grealish 'confused' about Irish call' is the headline above a story by Daniel McDonnell. He reports that Shay Given believes that Jack Grealish is "confused" about the decision over his international future and has warned about putting too much pressure on the Aston Villa teenager.

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