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Published 03/09/2015 | 06:20

A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi (3) after a number of migrants died and others were reported missing when boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near Bodrum in Turkey.
A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi (3) after a number of migrants died and others were reported missing when boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near Bodrum in Turkey.
Attorney General Maire Whelan
Stephen Cluxton, Dublin, is tackled by Aidan O'Shea, Mayo
GIVEAWAY: Michael Noonan
Mairéad, Joelyn and Bernie with Thomás Óg, Sorcha and Phelim and their dads

'A drowned toddler - the harrowing symbol of EU's migrant crisis' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

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The headline is based on a photograph of a Turkish policeman tenderly picking up the body of a toddler from the shoreline near Bodrum in Turkey.

A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi (3) after a number of migrants died and others were reported missing when boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near Bodrum in Turkey.
A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi (3) after a number of migrants died and others were reported missing when boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized near Bodrum in Turkey.

"The harrowing image of the body of a little boy, still dressed in a bright red T-shirt and shorts, has provoked outrage across the world and become the symbol of Europe's migrant crisis," the report states.

Although the images are disturbing, the newspaper says they decided to publish them as they capture the reality of the human tragedy of Europe's migrant crisis.

The heartbreaking image features on most of the front pages today.

'Labour's warning to FG: stand by the AG' is the other headline on the front page.

Attorney General Maire Whelan
Attorney General Maire Whelan

Philip Ryan reports that the Labour Party has warned Coalition partners Fine Gael to brace for a bitter row if they try to make Attorney General Maire Whelan the scapegoat for the damaging findings in the Fennelly Commission.

'Tout of Order' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Ryan Nugent and Robin Schiller report that "business is booming for ticket touts ahead of Dublin's crunch All-Ireland clash this weekend".

The paper reports how one tout approached the 'Herald' charging €100 for €30 Hogan Stand tickets for Saturday's match - and carrying a picture of the man.

Jack McCaffrey, Dublin, in action against Diarmuid O'Connor, Mayo
Jack McCaffrey, Dublin, in action against Diarmuid O'Connor, Mayo
Stephen Cluxton, Dublin, is tackled by Aidan O'Shea, Mayo

'We must take more refugees' is the other headline on the front page. Ralph Riegel reports on how a United Nations official has warned that Ireland must do much more to help the EU cope with the worst migrant crisis  since the end of World War II.

Peter Sutherland said it was simply not sufficient to accept just 600 to 1,000 refugees until 2017.

A child holds a self-made placard reading
A child holds a self-made placard reading "SOS help me" outside the railways station in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Reuters
Hungarian police officers block the entrance of the Keleti train station for refugees in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Reuters
Amam, a17-year-old refugee from the Syrian town of Latakia has tears in his eyes as he cries for his sister and mother who were detained by Hungarian police outside the railways station in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Reuters

'Tax surge adds to calls for more spending in budget' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

Tax figures are €1.4 billion ahead of predictions for 2015.

GIVEAWAY: Michael Noonan
GIVEAWAY: Michael Noonan

The latest exchequer figures will increase pressure on the Government to spend more and cut taxes in the next budget, the newspaper reports.

'Sister Act 3' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Sun'.

Mairéad, Joelyn and Bernie with Thomás Óg, Sorcha and Phelim and their dads
Mairéad, Joelyn and Bernie with Thomás Óg, Sorcha and Phelim and their dads

The newspaper reports how three sisters gave birth to three babies on the same day in the same hospital in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Mairead Fitzpatrick, Joeline Godfrey and Bernie Ward became mums just hours apart. A fourth sister, Christina Murray, is also due.

'Connolly appeal fails' is the main headline in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.

Dublin player Diarmuid Connolly has lost his appeal against his one match ban.

The case was before the GAA's Central Hearings Committee last night.

Connolly was seen to strike Mayo's Lee Keegan in last Sunday's All Ireland semi final on Sunday.

Keegan received a yellow card, while Connolly got a red card and was sent off, picking up a one match ban.

Connolly will now not play in replay this Saturday.

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