What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
Published 07/08/2015 | 06:51
'Cost of home and car cover to rocket' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Charlie Weston reports that drivers and homeowners face at least another year of premium rises as insurers seek to reduce their losses.
It is estimated motor premiums have risen by around 20pc in the last year and the rises show no signs of abating. The higher costs means that a car that was insured for €400 last year now costs €480 in premiums. The main insurance companies in the market say they have no option but to keep piling more pressure on consumers.
The front page carries a picture of migrants huddled aboard the Irish Navy vessel LE Niamh en route to Palermo in Sicily after they were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized,. Up to 200 people are believed to have died in the tragedy.
'Passenger shoots up on bus' is the headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.
The front page carries a picture showing a suspected drug addict injecting on a Dublin commuter bus.
The incident happened right in front of passengers on a packed Bus Eireann service. A spokeswoman for Bus Eireann said the incident was being investigated and they were reviewing footage from the vehicle.
The front page also carries a picture of newlyweds Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Representatives for the pair have not confirmed whether they have wed, but it's been reported they got tied the knot in their Los Angeles mansion after telling some 70 friends they were holding a surprise 44th birthday party for Justin. This is Aniston's second marriage and Theroux's first. Aniston was previously married to actor Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005. Pitt married Angelina Jolie last year.
'Bride's dad dies at wedding disco' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.
The newspaper reports from in inquest which heard how proud father Sean McCauley had a fatal heart attack and died during the reception for his daughter's wedding. Despite the best efforts of a doctor - who was attending the wedding - and paramedics, Mr McCauley (70) passed away. The tragedy struck at Kilronan Castle, Keadue, Co Roscommon last May. The McCauley family, who hail from Lisahully, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, were at the inquest yesterday. Coroner Desmond O'Connor expressed his sympathies to the family.
His brother-in-law Liam McGowan said the family wanted to express their thanks to all who had helped on the tragic occasion - he said they were grateful for all the kindness and noted in particular the attendance of three members of staff of Kilronan Castle at the funeral of Mr McCauley.
'Courts order 60 repossessions of homes each week' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports how the number of homes being repossessed is continuing to rise with some 60 homes being the subject of such orders each week when the courts are sitting.
For the first six months of this year, almost 1,000 homes were repossessed.
'Schmidt: We won't put social media clampdown on players' is the main headline in today's 'Irish Independent' Sport.
Ruaidhri O'Connor reports that Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will not be following England coach Stuart Lancaster's lead by issuing strict social media rules to his players ahead of next month's World Cup.
Schmidt has warned his players about the pitfalls of Twitter, but said a strict rules will not be set down for the tournament.