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Published 02/07/2015 | 07:49

Charlie McCreevey
Charlie McCreevey
An anti-austerity protest outside the Oireachtas descended into chaos yesterday evening. The sit-down protest on Kildare Street caused rush-hour traffic delays. Photo: Arthur Carron
Rescuers search for the body of Barry Davis Ryan, who died after diving into the sea to save Niamh O’Connor, who was swept away by a wave.
Kathryn Thomas pictured at luxury designer Lya Solis’s pre autumn / winter 2015 fashion show. Photo: Anthony Woods.
An EU flag is destroyed during a rally by referendum No vote supporters in Thessaloniki (AP)
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally by supporters of the No vote in the upcoming referendum in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki (AP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a debate on the Greek financial crisis at the German parliament in Berlin yesterday. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Tiger Woods agent has denied that his client was having affair with Jason Dufner's ex-wife Amanda Boyd

''I have no apology to make' - McCreevy to bank probe' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

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Clodagh Sheehy reports that former Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy claims that the Fianna Fail-led coalition he served in before the economic crash was the "most responsible than any other government in the history of the State".

Charlie McCreevy speaking at the inquiry yesterday
Charlie McCreevy speaking at the inquiry yesterday
Pearse Doherty questions Charlie McCreevy at the inquiry yesterday
Charlie McCreevey

He denied making any mistakes during his term as finance minister between 1997 and 2004, when he was appointed as European Commissioner by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

"You'd only apologise for thing you got very much wrong. i don't believe that I did," he said as he appeared before the Banking Inquiry yesterday.

'Pupils aged just seven too obese to fit into their uniforms' is the other headline on the front page.

Katherine Donnelly and Mark O'Regan report that Irish children as young as seven are having to wear 'adult-size' uniforms because they are overweight. As a result, parents are left with higher bills because the clothes no longer qualify for zero-rate VAT.

An anti-austerity protest outside the Oireachtas descended into chaos yesterday evening. The sit-down protest on Kildare Street caused rush-hour traffic delays. Photo: Arthur Carron
An anti-austerity protest outside the Oireachtas descended into chaos yesterday evening. The sit-down protest on Kildare Street caused rush-hour traffic delays. Photo: Arthur Carron

The picture on the front page shows an anti-austerity protest outside the Dail last night. The sit-down protest on Kildare Street caused rush-hour traffic delays.

'Hunt for missing hero after sea deaths' is the story on the front page of the 'Herald' today.

Ralph Riegel reports that the search for missing Barry Davis Ryan (20) was due to resume this morning in Baltimore, Cork.

The bodies of his father Barry Ryan (51) and the young man's girlfriend Niamh O'Connor (20) were recovered yesterday. It's believed a freak wave swept Niamh into the sea on Tuesday night, and Barry Davis Ryan jumped into save her. His father Barry Ryan also jumped in to save them before instructing his 14-year-old daughter to raise the alarm. Mr Ryan drowned alongside Ms O'Connor while Barry Davis Ryan is still missing. The search for the young man got underway at first light this morning.

Barry Davis Ryan (20) tragically drowned with his father off Baltimore, West Cork
Barry Davis Ryan (20) tragically drowned with his father off Baltimore, West Cork
Niamh O'Connor who tragically drowned off Baltimore, co. Cork.
Barry Ryan senior who tragically drowned off Baltimore, Co. Cork, on Tuesday evening.
Rescuers search for the body of Barry Davis Ryan, who died after diving into the sea to save Niamh O’Connor, who was swept away by a wave.

RTE star Kathryn Thomas has has revealed how her mother escaped being caught up in a terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Writing in her weekly column for the 'Irish Daily Star', Kathryn told how her mum Anne had visited the Bardo museum just two days before IS terrorists shot dead 22 tourists there in March.

Kathryn Thomas pictured at luxury designer Lya Solis’s pre autumn / winter 2015 fashion show. Photo: Anthony Woods.
Kathryn Thomas pictured at luxury designer Lya Solis’s pre autumn / winter 2015 fashion show. Photo: Anthony Woods.

Kathryn said her mother's lucky escape made the deaths of three Irish tourists int the Tunisian beach massacre last Friday all the more tragic.

'Euro zone ministers refuse to reopen Greek talks' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports how Greece's international creditors "will run the risk of a high-stakes referendum on a rescue plan for the country next Sunday after they bluntly rejected last minute attempts by Athens to restart talks".

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attacked EU partners again in an address to the Greek people last night - some 24 hours after he wrote a somewhat conciliatory letter to the EU and IMF agreeing to terms in the original bail-out deal but with conditions attached. German chancellor Angela Merkel now says they will wait until after the Greek people have voted before any new deals.

Badly burnt: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Badly burnt: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
A pensioner is crushed as she waits outside a National Bank branch to receive part of her pension in Athens yesterday
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is surrounded by the media as he leaves the Finance Ministry building in Athens
The word 'Yes' in Greek is seen on a sticker as pro-Euro demonstrators attend a rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens, Greece, June 30, 2015. Greece's conservative opposition warned on Tuesday that Sunday's vote over international bailout terms would be a referendum over the country's future in Europe, and that wages and pensions would be threatened if people were to reject the package
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (C) and head negotiator with Greece's lenders Euclid Tsakalotos (L) make their way past parliament as they head to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015

Tiger Woods makes the back pages today and in 'Irish Independent Sport'.

Woods' management issued a furious denial yesterday completely dismissing a story about the 14-time Major champion having an affair with golfer Jason Dufner's former wife.

US publication 'National Enquirer' have reported that Woods cheated on his former girlfriend, US olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, with Amanda Dufner. Woods and Vonn split in May following three years together.

However, Mark Steinberg, Woods' long-time agent, rejected the story as "absolutely 100pc false" and described it as a "complete lie and fabrication".

Tiger Woods agent has denied that his client was having affair with Jason Dufner's ex-wife Amanda Boyd
Tiger Woods agent has denied that his client was having affair with Jason Dufner's ex-wife Amanda Boyd
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans after the pro-am for the Greenbrier Classic tournament
Tiger Woods in an all-too familiar pose during his two disastrous US Open rounds
Tiger Woods

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