What it says in the papers
Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore's resignation and predictions of his successor lead this morning's papers.
‘Gilmore quit ahead of minister’s threat to force his hand’ reads this morning’s Irish Independent as the newspaper reports that junior minister Alex White’s resignation plan spurred the leadership heave.
The Irish Examiner predicts Joan Burton as the next leader of the Labour Party. ‘Burton tipped to take reins after Gilmore resigns’ reads the front page.
The Irish Times take the same angle for their headline as it reads, ‘Burton front-runner in Labour contest’. There are a total of seven TDs considering entering the race for leadership.
The elections continue to lead the front pages this morning as the Irish Daily Mail leads with; ‘Burton: I’m ready to fight for the top job’.
The Irish Daily Mirror reads simply reads ‘Coalition rocked’ as it reports that Quinn and Rabbitte face the axe in the upcoming reshuffle.
Meanwhile, the Irish Sun takes a slightly more artistic approach. ‘Kill Gil’ the front page reads with former Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore’s face on iconic film poster ‘Kill Bill’. ‘Labour reeling as party is slaughtered at the polls’ the newspaper reads.
The Irish Daily Star leads with the report of two bodies being found on an island in the Cavan/Meath area. ‘Missing drug debt pals dumped on island’ the front page reads.
The Herald leads with the same report, reading; ‘Shot, then dumped on an island’.