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Published 10/08/2015 | 07:18

Shane Lowry won in Akron (AP)
Shane Lowry won in Akron (AP)
22/7/2015. Cabinet Meets At Lissadell. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton meet the media at the end of the cabinet meeting in Lissadell House in County Sligo. Photo: RollingNews.ie
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar
Abbie Reilly (16) pictured with her Mum Karen at her home last night. Pic Colin O'Riordan

'Labour cling to Fine Gael to avoid election wipeout' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

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Daniel McConnell reports that Labour is moving towards signing a transfer pact with Fine Gael in a bid to salvage its general election prospects.

22/7/2015. Cabinet Meets At Lissadell. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton meet the media at the end of the cabinet meeting in Lissadell House in County Sligo. Photo: RollingNews.ie
22/7/2015. Cabinet Meets At Lissadell. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton meet the media at the end of the cabinet meeting in Lissadell House in County Sligo. Photo: RollingNews.ie
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton preside over the historic Cabinet meeting at the dining room in Lissadell House last Wednesday

'New children's hospital goes to planning board after "tortuous" past' is the other headline on the front page. Fionnan Sheahan reports that a planning application for the hospital will be submitted to An Bord Pleanala later today.

The project includes a hospital, parent accommodation, academic and research buildings on the grounds of St James's Hospital in Dublin, along with two out-patient and urgent care centres in Blanchardstown and Tallaght.

An image of the planned new children's hospital at St James's
An image of the planned new children's hospital at St James's
An artist’s impression of the plans for the St James’s site
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar
Sentenced to life in prison: criminal Wayne Dundon

Writing in the newspaper today, Health Minister Leo Varadkar admits the project has had a "tortuous history" but he hopes construction can begin next year.

Shane Lowry also features on the front page under the headline 'Lowry's $1.6m payday'. The Offaly man scored the biggest win of his golf career to date after winning the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio last night.

Shane Lowry won in Akron (AP)
Shane Lowry won in Akron (AP)
Shane Lowry's brother Alan (right) celebrates with Ray Molloy of Esker Hills Golf Club after the Offaly golfer’s win last night
Shane Lowry lifts the WGC Bridgestone Invitational Trophy in Ohio last night
Shane Lowry of Ireland reacts to a par putt on the 17th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 9, 2015 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Shane Lowry of Ireland (R) celebrates with his caddie Dermot Byrne after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 9, 2015 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Shane Lowry took the honours in Ohio
Ireland's Shane Lowry heads into the final major of the season in sparkling form

'Teen's Hailo taxi terror' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Laura Larkin reports that Hailo has suspended a taxi driver following allegations by a "terrified Dublin teenager" that he locked her into his car and made inappropriate comments to her.

Abbie Reilly (16) pictured with her Mum Karen at her Cabra Home last night. See Laura Larkin Copy,
Pic Colin O'Riordan
Abbie Reilly (16) pictured with her Mum Karen at her Cabra Home last night. See Laura Larkin Copy, Pic Colin O'Riordan

The driver has been removed from the service pending an investigation.

'Dundon's soft landing' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

Sentenced to life in prison: criminal Wayne Dundon
Sentenced to life in prison: criminal Wayne Dundon

Murderers Wayne, John and Dessie Dundon - each convicted of different murders - have been given an entire landing to themselves in the maximum security prison Portlaoise. They are considered too dangerous to mix with others in jail and have been isolated from the prison population.

'Mortgage-to-rent scheme faces resistance' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'. The newspaper reports that a "strong cultural resistance" from some local authorities and lenders is causing the scheme to "struggle", according to the Department of Environment.

'FG TDs split on holding vote on abortion' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'. The newspaper reports that the party are split on the issue as senior figures clash over whether to include a vote on repealing the eighth amendment in it's election manifesto.

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