What it says in the papers
This morning’s Irish Independent leads with the story that senior hospital consultants and managers may be forced to personally pay back top-up payments.
The HSE has ordered that around 150 high-earners should have their allowances stopped as part of a crackdown.
The Herald meanwhile leads with the story of how locked-in sufferer David Garvey has finally been granted his wish to return home.
Mr Garvey, who can only communicate through his eyes, has been in Dublin’s Beaumont hospital for 15 months.
The Irish Times leads with the deepening crisis in Ukraine, where international efforts are underway to pull the country back from the brink of war.
The Irish Examiner also leads with the news that top-up payments are to be halted for senior hospital staff.
The Irish Daily Mail focuses on the news that Justice Minister Alan Shatter will become the first holder of that office not to attend the AGSI conference in 36 years.
The Irish Star reports that AIB bank is set to take a €3.5m hit on loans owed to it by TD Mick Wallace.
The Irish Sun focuses on yesterday’s Pistorius trial, where the prosecution alleged that he and girlfriend Reeva had a fight the night of her shooting.
Finally The Irish Mirror leads with the heartbreaking story of how actress Leigh Arnold found her baby son dying in her partner’s arms.