What it says in the papers
The medical cards fiasco has taken centre stage across a number of Irish publications this morning.
'Reilly on his own as cruellest cuts are reversed' reports the Irish Independent as the health Minister makes a last ditch effort to keep a hold on to his job.
The Irish Times also runs this story as their splash with the line 'Medical cards to be returned to 15,300 after U-turn'. The article continues to report that the government plans to issue medical cards on the basis of medical conditions when legislation is passed next year.
'Medical cards restored after year of denial' writes the Irish Examiner with the line that the Government admitted it could "not stand over" withdrawals" that it had denied had been taking place for more than year.
Meanwhile, The Herald splashes with 'Boy (3) savaged by dog' as Jack Sage Foran was "shaken like a teddy bear" during a horrific attack.
A panel story in this paper also reports on F-word blunder by Eamon Dunphy last night during RTE's World Cup coverage.
The Irish Daily Star also covers this faux pas with 'Eamon: My F-word blooper' as the top football pundit apologised after he swore on live TV.
'It won't happen again! Dunphy apology for on-air swear' writes the Irish Daily Mail this morning.
Also gracing the front page of this paper is 'Clapped out squad cars cost lives' - as FF justice spokesman Niall Collins said the force's ability to respond to crimes is about to "fall off a cliff".