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Today's Irish Independent front page

Today's Irish Independent front page

Today's Irish Independent front page

Leo Varadkar dominates most of the front pages today.

'Varadkar on track to be first gay Taoiseach' is the headline on today's Irish Independent.

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Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

"Health Minister Leo Varadkar remains on track to be Ireland's first-ever gay Taoiseach, having publicly come out about his sexuality," Daniel McConnell reports.

Inside the paper, writer Lise Hand reports how the interview between RTE broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan and Leo Varadkar had been mooted for some time ahead of yesterday's 'Sunday with Miriam' programme.

 

'Varadkar takes stand on marriage rights woe' is the Irish Times' headline.

The Minister's interview on RTE Radio One was seen as a boost for the Yes campaign ahead of the referendum on same sex marriage, the newspaper reports.

During the interview, the minister confirmed he would be campaigning for a Yes vote as he wanted to have the same rights as every other Irish citizen.

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Stephanie Roche and Katie Taylor pose for a picture at Stephanie's homecoming on Saturday night. Katie later posted this photo to her Instagram account.

Stephanie Roche and Katie Taylor pose for a picture at Stephanie's homecoming on Saturday night. Katie later posted this photo to her Instagram account.

Garda commissioner Martin Callinan who dramatically resigned. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Garda commissioner Martin Callinan who dramatically resigned. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

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Stephanie Roche and Katie Taylor pose for a picture at Stephanie's homecoming on Saturday night. Katie later posted this photo to her Instagram account.

 

The front page of today's Herald reports on yesterday's fatal crash which claimed life of five-month-old baby Martin Corcoran.

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George Hook

George Hook

George Hook

His three-year-old sister Isabelle was injured in the same crash.

Martin died after the car in which he was travelling - along with his sister and parents Martin and Elizabeth - is believed to have skidded on black ice and veered into a crash barrier on the N6 road just outside Athlone, Co Westmeath, at approximately 2.30pm yesterday.

Despite best efforts at the scene, the baby died at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

 

Today's Irish Examiner says the inquiry into the resignation of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan will finish it's report at the end of March.

Juno McEnroe reports gardai and politicians - including Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin - have been interviewed by the Commission of Investigation, headed up by the retired judge Nial Fennelly.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the report will be published in the "not too distant future".

 

Meanwhile the Irish Daily Sun reports how a cave for leprechauns has been renovated after a council council granted planning permission.

Elaine Keogh writes that Carlingford's Kevin Woods said a "little people elder contacted him telling him to build 12 steps down to their cave".

And Louth County Council approved.

 

Pictures of Stephanie Roche with Irish Olympic medallist Katie Taylor appear in today's Herald.

Katie was among the hundreds of people at a special celebration for Stephanie in her native Shankill over the weekend.

As we all know, Stephanie finished as runner-up to Colombia's James Roderiguez for the FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year last week, beating Robin Van Persie into third place.

Katie tweeted a photograph of herself and Stephanie at the celebration, saying: "Great homecoming for the amazing Stephanie Roche, a class act on and off the field."

 

And finally, George Hook is warning Munster fans that things will get worse before they get better.

Writing in today's Irish Independent's sport, Hook writes about Munster's display against Saracens over the weekend and says their "embarrassment" is a "wake-up call" for Ireland boss Joe Schmidt.

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