What it says in the papers
We take a look at the front pages of this morning’s newspapers.
The Irish Independent leads with the latest on the crisis in the North.
The paper reports on the news that Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Marin McGuiness are under huge pressure to cpme clean on their knowledge of IRA activity.
Influential republican Bobby Storey was arrested in connection to the murder of Kevin McGuigan.
The latest revelations have left Stormont on the brink of collapse, as the DUP threatens to pull its ministers out of the executive.
The Irish Times also leads with the ongoing crisis in the North.
The paper reports that the Taoiseach is attempting to broker a deal in an attempt to prevent the collapse.
Enda Kenny is hoping to persuade the SDLP to back the DUP’s call for an adjournment of the Assembly while the crisis is dealt with.
The Irish Examiner meanwhile leads with further news on the refugee crisis.
The paper reports that rights groups have complained they have been shut out of the response the growing problem.
16 groups have now joined together in an attempt to give a coherent response to the issue.
The Herald reports on the death of gangland figure Eugene Cullen.
Cullen, a close associate of ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson, was found dead in his prison cell in the Midlands Prison yesterday.
While his cause of death is yet to be determined, authorities are satisfied there was no foul play involved.
He was found in an unresponsive condition in his cell yesterday morning at around 9am.
The Irish Daily Mail leads with new research that claims Alzeimers could be passed on via blood tranfusions.
The new research suggests that the disease, like mad cow disease, could spread through ‘medical accidents’.
The Irish Daily Star meanwhile reports that the man who was arrested for streaking at Nowlan Park during Kilkenny’s homecoming earlier this week appeared in court yesterday.
Stephen Clifford (29) ran on to the pitch wearing nothing but his socks in front of 10,000 fans.
He was ordered yesterday to carry out 80 hours of community service in lieu of six weeks in prison.
He was also fined €200 for being intoxicated in a public place.
The Irish Sun reports that a former Ryanair flight attendant has failed in an Employment Appeal case against the company.
Karolina Jabczuga claimed she was forced to leave the company in 2012 after being reprimanded for asking popstars Jedward for their autograph.
The Irish Mirror reports that the Irish co-pilot of a British Airways plane that burst into flames on a runway in Las Vegas yesterday was being hailed as a hero
Ian Callaghan from Bellewstown in Co Meath brought the plane to an immediate and safe halt after the left engine caught fire.
Ian and pilot Chris Henkey then ordered an immediate evacuation of the massive transatlantic plane.
There were no major injuries reported in the incident – however some passengers did require treatment for minor burns.