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What it says in the papers


These are the six stories that you need to know about this morning.

The jailing of stalker Mark Mulligan is featured in the majority of the nationals this morning. It emerged during the trial that the 39-year-old took part in conversations with another man where he made sexually explicit references to RTE and TV3 personalities and their children.

In good news for Irish abroad, Barack Obama has outlined "common sense" plans to allow thousands of undocumented immigrants to return home to visit their families temporarily, without the threat of deportation.

Yesterday, plumber Richard Davis was found not guilty of the manslaughter of Miriam Reidy, who died from carbon monoxide posioning at a hotel in Kinsale. After the trial, Miriam's family paid tribute to the life of the happy, healthy young woman.

The front page story of the Irish Independent this morning reports that the Government's new water charges plan puts the country at risk of missing the Troika's budget target next year. The Troika has been surprised at the scale of the public backlash over Irish Water, writes Donal O'Donovan.

The inquest of the tragic teen who got his head stuck in railings just metres from his home in Cork reached a verdict yesterday. The court came to the conclusion that Leon Connon died of a heart attack after the freak accident.

In unavoidable news that graces almost all front pages this morning is the happy baby news for Brian O'Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman. Son of BOD or BOD II ran most headlines as little Billy came into the world yesterday.

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