What it says in the papers
Today's papers provide new insight into the winners and losers (so far) from the local and European elections.
The Irish Independent leads with a story stating that the Government Coalition plans to introduce new measures in order to win back middle Ireland after a battering in the elections so far.18 months before the general elections, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore will meet to discuss tax cuts, a new medical card approach and a cabinet reshuffle in order to win back public confidence.
As an off-lead, new hearings are being introduced at primary and second level to allow parents and students to give evidence against teachers regarding misconduct and under performance. The investigations, however would be regarded as a last resort.
The Herald splashes with Eamon Gilmore's fight for political survival, with party members claiming he is 'out of touch'. “This leadership is out of touch. There is no point being in government if we are just making up the numbers,” Labour deputy Michael McNamara said.
The Irish Examiner's front page also features Gilmore's battle for stability as backbencher's are calling for a major internal shake-up after this weekend's disastrous election results. The party has been left without MEPs and lost more than half of its representatives in local authorities and wiped out entirely in Cork City Council.
In sport, Rory McIlroy's first victory since Christmas is the major story in golf with the Cork-Waterford 1-21 tie forcing fans to question whether Waterford may have blown their chance after Cork's comeback.