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Published 17/09/2015 | 06:49

The Irish Rugby Squad led by Paul O'Connell were given a special send off by Aer Lingus on board Green Spirit at Dublin Airport as they depart for the World Cup. Pictured is player Sean O'Brien and Cabin Crew Member Lianne Stapleton from Tipperary.
Pic Steve Humphreys
16th September 2015.
The Irish Rugby Squad led by Paul O'Connell were given a special send off by Aer Lingus on board Green Spirit at Dublin Airport as they depart for the World Cup. Pictured is player Sean O'Brien and Cabin Crew Member Lianne Stapleton from Tipperary. Pic Steve Humphreys 16th September 2015.
WATER WORKS: The Minister of Environment, Alan Kelly, left and John Tierney, managing director of Irish Water
Aer Lingus cabin crew Catherine McDonnell, Lianne Donnelly and Jacqueline Bailey with Tommy Bowe at Dublin Airport yesterday.

'Bosses at Irish Water to get €3,000 pay rises' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

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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.

WATER WORKS: The Minister of Environment, Alan Kelly, left and John Tierney, managing director of Irish Water
WATER WORKS: The Minister of Environment, Alan Kelly, left and John Tierney, managing director of Irish Water

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.

Aer Lingus cabin crew Catherine McDonnell, Lianne Donnelly and Jacqueline Bailey with Tommy Bowe at Dublin Airport yesterday.
Aer Lingus cabin crew Catherine McDonnell, Lianne Donnelly and Jacqueline Bailey with Tommy Bowe at Dublin Airport yesterday.
The Irish Rugby Squad led by Paul O'Connell were given a special send off by Aer Lingus on board Green Spirit at Dublin Airport as they depart for the World Cup. Pictured is player Sean O'Brien and Cabin Crew Member Lianne Stapleton from Tipperary. Pic Steve Humphreys 16th September 2015.

'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.

Michael McKevitt
Michael McKevitt

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'.

Hungarian police spray water on refugees at the
Hungarian police spray water on refugees at the "Horgos 2" border crossing (AP)
A migrant pushes a wheelbarrow with children at the "Horgos 2" border crossing into Hungary (AP)
A migrant speaks with Hungarian police officers the "Horgos 2" border crossing into Hungary (AP)
A migrant washes himself in front of a barrier at the border with Hungary near the village of Horgos, Serbia. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
A migrant throws a piece of wood at Hungarian police at the "Horgos 2" border crossing into Hungary (AP)

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.

Ms Chief Justice Susan Denham
Ms Chief Justice Susan Denham

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'.

Dublin's Bernard Brogan and Emmet O Conghaile tussle off the ball with Kerry's Peter Crowley and Brendan Kealy, in front of referee Eddie Kinsella, during this year's league match
Dublin's Bernard Brogan and Emmet O Conghaile tussle off the ball with Kerry's Peter Crowley and Brendan Kealy, in front of referee Eddie Kinsella, during this year's league match
Dublin supporters during the All-Ireland semi-final
Kerry's Kieran Donaghy during a press evening ahead of their GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final with Dublin
23 August 2015; Kieran Donaghy, Kerry, in action against Justin McMahon, Tyrone. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Kerry v Tyrone. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy celebrates after kicking a point. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Kerry v Tyrone. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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.

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