What it says in the papers
Published 12/06/2015 | 06:49
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.
'Suspected 'mad cow' case to set industry back years' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Darragh McCullough and Louise Hogan report on how Ireland faces losing its sought-after status as BSE-free after a case of suspected mad cow disease on a dairy farm.
The five-year-old animal was part of a 120-cow herd belonging to a family who have on the Co Louth farm all their lives. The same farm was at the centre of a BSE case in 2002.
"While tests are ongoing, the Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer admitted that he was 80pc certain that the results would confirm that the cow was Ireland's first case of BSE in more than two years," the article states.
'Greece on brink as IMF walks out of debt talks' is the other headline on today's front page. Peter Spence reports how negotiating teams from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Greek government "left Brussels yesterday with the IMF blaming 'major differences' and saying that no deal has been agreed".
Singer Chris de Burgh appears in a picture on the front page as he performs at the humanist service for his late friend Paolo Tullio in the Examination Hall in Trinity College Dublin. 'A song for Tullio' is the headline.
'Rapist stalks campus' is the main headline on the front page of today's Herald. The newspaper features a picture of convicted rapist Michael Murray, who was jailed in 1996 for raping four women and sexually assaulting two others in South Dublin during a six day reign of terror in September 1995.
Ken Foy and Robin Schiller report how the serial rapist is staying in an apartment beside UCD.
'My Alan was one in a million' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.
The newspaper reports how the wife of Alan Harris (45), who was killed by toxic fumes in North County Dublin, paid tribute to her late husband. It's also reported how Ireland skipper Robbie Keane, a cousin of Mr Harris, comforted his widow after he died.
Stephen Harris (32), a brother of Alan Harris, remains in a critical condition following the incident which occurred on a housing estate in Portmarnock, North County Dublin, on Wednesday afternoon. The tragedy is being investigated by gardai and the Health & Safety Authority (HSA).
'Vatican tribunal may investigate 12 Irish bishops' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports how at least 12 Irish bishops may be subjected to a new Vatican tribunal announced by Pope Francis this week.
The "tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests".
Ireland's upcoming Euro qualifier against Scotland on Saturday makes the main lead in today's 'Irish Independent Sport.
Daniel McDonnell reports how assistant manager Roy Keane is "determined to kill the good vibes around Group D rivals Scotland and believes that Gordon Strachan's side have received premature praise with half of the Euro 2016 campaign".