What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
Published 10/08/2015 | 07:18
'Labour cling to Fine Gael to avoid election wipeout' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Daniel McConnell reports that Labour is moving towards signing a transfer pact with Fine Gael in a bid to salvage its general election prospects.
'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.
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.
'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.
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'.
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.