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What it says in the papers

Published 09/06/2015 | 07:02

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. president Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday June 8, 2015 during the G-7 summit. (Michaek Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. president Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday June 8, 2015 during the G-7 summit. (Michaek Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan argues with Department of Finance official over payouts of €270m
Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a 'public health risk'

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'Now burn bondholders in Anglo, says Honohan' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

STEPPING DOWN: It’s possible that Patrick Honohan’s decision to stand down this side of the general election was to make it more difficult to appoint a member of the ‘mandarinate’
STEPPING DOWN: It’s possible that Patrick Honohan’s decision to stand down this side of the general election was to make it more difficult to appoint a member of the ‘mandarinate’

Colm Kelpie writes that Central Bank Governor Mr Honohan "wants to burn Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders and save the taxpayer up to €300m".

In one of his last acts before announcing his retirement, Prof Honohan urged the Government to fight the legal case and burn the junior bondholders.

"But the Government isn't optimistic and is cautioning about the legal difficulties of a final attempt to recoup some of the almost €30bn injected into the toxic bank," the newspaper reports.

''Public health risk' as lead discovered in water pipes of 75,000 homes' also features on the front page. Niall O'Connor writes that "a new grand is to be rolled out for households to repair water pipes at risk of lead contamination".

Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a 'public health risk'
Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a 'public health risk'

The paper reports that some 75,000 homes, representing 5pc of the overall number, have had lead detected in their pipes in Irish Water.

Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a "public health risk".

This story also makes the front page of today's 'Herald'.

A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel talking to US President Barack Obama in the grounds of the Schlauss Elmau Hotel in Germany during the G7 summit graces the front page of the 'Irish Independent'. 'The whole world in her hands' is the headline.

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. president Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday June 8, 2015 during the G-7 summit. (Michaek Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. president Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday June 8, 2015 during the G-7 summit. (Michaek Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool
German chancellor Angela Merkel in talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron , left, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, center, outside Schloss Elmau hotel at the G-7 summit in Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Monday June 8, 2015. ( Michael Kappeler/Pool Photo via AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits with U.S. President Barack Obama on a bench outside the Elmau castle in Kruen near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 8, 2015. Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/Pool

'The baby docs told me was dead' is the headline on the front page on today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

The picture features new mum Aimee Nolan (26) and her baby boy Evan. Aimee was wrongly told by medics in the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise that her son had died in the womb - but she went on to give birth to healthy baby Evan. "He's my miracle baby. It's the happiest of endings," she told the newspaper.

Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a 'public health risk'
Environment Minister Alan Kelly will today brief Cabinet on the discovery, which has been described as a 'public health risk'

'IBRC inquiry to include department oversight' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

Fiach Kelly writes that the commission of investigation into the IBRC is "likely to assess the oversight of the Department of Finance on transactions resulting in losses of at least €10 million".

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will present the revised terms of reference for the Cabinet later today.

Junior Cert student Banisha Kisto (15) features on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has urged his squad to put in one big final effort in the crucial qualifier against Scotland
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has urged his squad to put in one big final effort in the crucial qualifier against Scotland
8 June 2015; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill leaves the pitch after speaking with assembled media during a team pitchside update. Gannon Park, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill look on during training in Malahide, alongside masseur John Flynn DAVID MAHER/SPORTSFILE

The newspaper reports that Banisha, from Killarney, Co Kerry, has to study and live in a car with her family while doing her exams. She lives with her parents and two younger brothers Makash (9) and Prema (20 months).

Anne Lucey writes that the student and her family were renting a house in a village in mid-Kerry until two weeks ago. The family of five were then hospitalised following a suspected gas poisoning in their home.

The three children and their parents were taken by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital and were advised by the HSE not to return to the house.

However, they have not been able to source accommodation since and have been forced to live in their car.

'O'Neill demands total focus' is the main headline on today's 'Irish Independent'.

"Martin O'Neill has urged his players to forget club problems and holiday plans and focus on one big final effort in Saturday's crunch Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland," writes Daniel McDonnell.

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