While you were sleeping - all the stories you may have missed overnight
Published 18/02/2016 | 06:58
'Revealed: Sinn fein bid to intimidate RTE' is the front page splash from the Irish Independent this morning as the paper reports that the national broadcaster was targeted by Gerry Adam's party which claimed it wasn't getting its fair share of coverage in the last general election.
The Herald's front page story covering the fears that more gangland violence may come following tomorrow's funeral of Eddie Hutch. 'Grenade attack fears' is the lead line as gardai have recieved information that the Christy Kinahan mob have a number of grenades at their disposal.
The horrific bomb attack in Turkey takes the lead picture slot in both the Irish Independent and the Irish Times this morning, with the latter also using its front page to show the yarn on Ireland possibly being allowed to limit welfare benefits to migrants.
'Tests missed 12 cases of bowel cancer' writes the Irish Examiner on its front page as the paper reports that at least one death may have been avoidable after the screenings error at Wexford General Hospital.
The Irish Daily Mirror also covers this story with 'Hospital's deadly cancer blunder' as around 600 people have been recalled for further testing.
Both the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Daily Star report on the tragic incident in a Limerick bank carpark yesterday in which Steve Collins - father of Roy Collins - was involved in. 'Steve Collins treated after fatal accident' and 'New horror for tragic Steve' as an elderly woman died after a jeep he was driving collided with her.
In world news, Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba next month, becoming the first US president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades.
The brief visit will mark a watershed moment for relations between the US and Cuba, a communist nation estranged from the US for half a century until Mr Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro moved to relaunch ties in 2014.
And Bill Cosby has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against a woman whose 2005 sexual assault accusation led to his recent arrest.
The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer.