What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
Published 04/08/2015 | 07:22
'Points dodgers targeted by driver register' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Shane Phelan reports that every vehicle on the road will be directly linked to the diver's licence for the first time, in a radical overhaul to ensure penalty points effectively to ensure penalty points effectively punish those who commit motoring offences.
The front page carries a picture of Fine Gael local councillor Kate O'Connell. Ms O'Connell writes about the trauma herself and her husband endured when serious and visible birth defects were discovered during a previous pregnancy. "We didn't want to have to make difficult choices, but we had to," she said. Today she writes why she is pro-choice and supports a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
'Man found stabbed to death' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.
Robin Schiller and Paddy Clancy report that a garda investigation is underway after a man was found stabbed to death in his home.
The victim - named locally as Matt Kivlehan - was discovered with stab wounds at the house in Sligo at 1pm yesterday.
Gardai retrieved a knife found close to the boy and the scene was examined late last night by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis.
Mr Kivlehan (59), who comes from a well-respected family in the area, lived alone.
The Irish Sun reports on how Ireland's latest Lotto millionaire won't stop working.
Ger Murphy, a carpenter from Co Mayo, won the Lotto jackpot of €6.3 million in Saturday's draw. He purchased his winning ticket in his brother-in-law's shop in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo.
Ger's twin brother Martin told the newspaper he's sure his brother will "still dabble with the carpentry" despite his life-changing win.
'Bankruptcy warning on Iarnrod Eireann' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'. The newspaper reports that the State-owned train operator is likely to face bankruptcy if it loses the right to run services as part of proposed changes under a new EU rule. The government has warned bankruptcy could be on the cards for the company if the proposals go ahead.
'Tragic Cilla "killed by a stroke"' is one of the headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.
The newspaper reports that the television presenter passed away from a stroke less than 24 hours after arriving at her villa in Marbella, Spain.
A post-mortem has proved inconclusive, a but a pool cleaner at the property told assembled reporters the 'Blind Date' star suffered a stroke.
'Keane out of touch, claims Arsenal ace' is the headline in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.
Jim White reports that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is adamant Arsenal's competitiveness is "not being undermined by an obsession with selfies and washboard stomachs - pointedly dismissing Roy Keane's criticism that they were more concerned with how they look than winning medals".