What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
Published 17/09/2015 | 06:49
'Bosses at Irish Water to get €3,000 pay rises' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Paul Melia reports that Irish Water executives area in line for an annual pay rise of at least €3,000 each after the Labour Relations Commission ruled the company was wrong to suspend a controversial performance-related payment scheme.
Up to 600 workers will be paid increments ranging from 1.5pc to 3pc of basic salary, backdated to January last year, with some 29 earning more than €100,000 to benefit most. The story also features on the front page of today's 'Herald' and 'Irish Examiner'.
The front page carries a picture showing Aer Lingus staff member Lianne Stapleton, from Co Tipperary, posing for a selfie alongside Irish rugby star Sean O'Brien as the Irish squad got a special send-off from Dublin Airport yesterday. Joe Schmidt's squad flew to London yesterday for the Rugby World Cup which gets underway this weekend. 'Irish hopes are sky-high as the World Cup takes off' is the headline.
'Glutens for Punishment' is the headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.
The newspaper reports how dissident prisoners including RIRA chief Michael McKevitt are planning a "dirty protest" in Portlaoise prison - after being refused a gluten-free diet.
It's reported the inmates are "furious" over the type of bread they are being served.
'Stones and tear gas fly as migrant tension erupts' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The story carries a picture of tear gas being fired at migrants and refugees by Hungarian police at a border crossing near the Serbian village of Horgos yesterday. Hungray and Serbia have accused each other of being responsible for the violence.
'Chief Justice raps State for rushing ahead with same-sex result' is one of the stories on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'. The newspaper reports how Ms Chief Justice Susan Denham has issued a stern warning to the State for rushing ahead with the marriage equality referendum result before the matter had been decided by the Supreme Court.
She made her remarks in a judgment refusing leave to appeal against a decision by the Court of Appeal dismissing two separate challenges to the result.
'Rising scourge of 'Manorexia'' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Mail'.
The newspaper reports how anorexia in Irish men is rising at an alarming rate, health experts have warned.
Citing a source at Bodywhys Ireland, the newspaper says that 25pc of all cases of anorexia relate to men.
Separately citing Dr Noirin Noonan, from St James's Hospital, said there the media portrayal of men was not helpful in how men view themselves. She said that self-image used to only focus on women but that has shifted in recent years.
'Black ticket holders may be barred from All-Ireland final' is one of the headlines in today's 'Independent Sport'.
Martin Breheny reports that the GAA has warned that the holder of any tickets that becomes known to them as having been bought on the black market could be denied access to Sunday's All-Ireland final.
It comes as websites continue to offer tickets at hugely inflated prices. The viagogog website yesterday advertised 22 stand tickets, in nine different lots, for a total of €18,809, an average of €855 each. The face value of stand tickets is €80.