What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
Published 02/09/2015 | 06:16
'Knives are out for Kenny after garda "sacking" report' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Niall O'Connor, Philip Ryan and John Downing report that Taoiseach Enda Kenny's claim he is in the clear after the report into the controversial retirement of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has been dismissed as "spin".
Mr Kenny's reaction to the Fennelly Commission was met with the most trenchant attacks on the Taoiseach during his time in power.
The Fennelly Commission found that Mr Kenny "did not intend to put pressure on the Garda Commissioner to retire" when he dispatched Department of Justice Secretary General Brian Purcell to Mr Callinan's Dublin home late at night.
Yet the inquiry also states Mr Purcell's visit was "likely to be interpreted as doing just that" and was the "immediate catalyst" for Mr Callinan's shock decision to retire.
The front page carries a picture of Mr Kenny inspecting a Guard of Honour drawn from the LE James Joyce's company before the naming and commissioning ceremony for the Irish naval vessel in Dun Laoghaire yesterday.
The former garda commissioner's departure also features on the front page of today's 'Herald', and the headline reads 'What was on Callinan's phone?'
Niall O'Connor reports that potentially valuable information from the former commissioner was lost after his personal papers were shredded and his phone SIM card was not returned to gardai.
Coverage of this investigation and its political fall-out feature on all the front pages today.
'Gibson's drunken rampage "after row with wife"' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.
The newspaper reports how the Ireland and Everton midfielder blamed a row with his wife as the reason why he drunkenly drove his sports car into three cyclists.
He was yesterday sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 20 months after he entered guilty pleas at Traford Magistrates' court.
''Robinson warns of DUP "unilateral action" on crisis' is one of the headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports that First Minister Peter Robinson has said he will take "unilateral action" if the Northern Assembly is "not adjourned or suspended for at least four weeks to allow for all-party talks on the ongoing crisis".
Speculation is growing that following movement in Belfast, Dublin and London, a new round of talks is set to begin in a bid to end the crisis which has centred on the existence of the IRA following the murder of republican Kevin McGuigan.
TV3 star Lisa Cannon features on the front page of the 'Irish Sun'.
The Xpose host is due to tie the knot tomorrow with fiance Richard Keatley in Florence - and they are using the same catering company that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian used for their nuptials, according to the newspaper.
'Priests welcome Pope's letter to forgive abortion' is a headline that features on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.
It's reported that priests have welcomed a letter from Pope Francis allowing them discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions.
The letter was published yesterday and states that priest would be able to grant forgiveness on abortion during the Holy Year which begins on December 8th to November 26th next year.
'Schmidt aiming for semi-final history' is the main headline in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.
Ruaidhri O'Connor reports that Joe Schmidt is targeting a first World Cup semi-final in Ireland's history at this month's tournament after confirming his 31-man squad.