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Heading off to the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Dublin Airport was from left, Brian Ludlow from Bray Wicklow, Gerard Townley from Bellewstown Co Meath and Edward Ludlow from Drogheda.

Heading off to the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Dublin Airport was from left, Brian Ludlow from Bray Wicklow, Gerard Townley from Bellewstown Co Meath and Edward Ludlow from Drogheda.

Gardai inside the house in Churchtown, Dublin

Gardai inside the house in Churchtown, Dublin

Sonya Stokes speaking to media outside court yesterday
Pic: Court Collins.

Sonya Stokes speaking to media outside court yesterday Pic: Court Collins.

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Paudie McGaho. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paudie McGaho. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paudie McGahon from Ardee, pictured near Malahide Co Dublin. Picture: Frank McGrath

Interest on the national debt was €2bn in the first three months, which is a lot of money, but almost €200m less than Mr Noonan pencilled in as recently as October

Interest on the national debt was €2bn in the first three months, which is a lot of money, but almost €200m less than Mr Noonan pencilled in as recently as October

Model Christy Turlington Burns speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California.    REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Model Christy Turlington Burns speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Ireland's insatiable champion trainer Willie Mullins is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Ireland's insatiable champion trainer Willie Mullins is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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Heading off to the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Dublin Airport was from left, Brian Ludlow from Bray Wicklow, Gerard Townley from Bellewstown Co Meath and Edward Ludlow from Drogheda.

Here are the seven stories you need to know about today.

'Husband and wife die of carbon monoxide poisoning' is one of the headlines of the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

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Gardai inside the house in Churchtown, Dublin

Gardai inside the house in Churchtown, Dublin

Gardai inside the house in Churchtown, Dublin

Sam Griffin reports on how an elderly couple have died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at their home. Sydney and Lorna Graham, both aged in their 80s, were discovered by a relative in their South Dublin home last night. Gardai said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and investigations will now focus on the possibility that the couple suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Sonya Stokes speaking to media outside court yesterday
Pic: Court Collins.

Sonya Stokes speaking to media outside court yesterday Pic: Court Collins.

Court Collins.

Sonya Stokes speaking to media outside court yesterday Pic: Court Collins.

A picture of Sonya Stokes appears on the front page with the headline 'Brave Sonya speaks out'. The caption reads: "A rape survivor has told of how hearing a guilty verdict against her attacker was 'like a tonne of bricks lifted from my heart'. Sonya, who was raped over four years by her uncle Joseph Hogan, said she had tears locked inside that could fill an ocean as she waived her anonymity to speak of her ordeal."

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Paudie McGaho. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paudie McGaho. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paudie McGahon from Ardee, pictured near Malahide Co Dublin. Picture: Frank McGrath

Paudie McGaho. Picture: Frank McGrath

The newspaper also features an exclusive story by Paul Williams inside with Paudie McGahon (40).

Mr McGahon alleges he was raped as a teenager by a member of the IRA and "that Sinn Fein helped to cover up the abuse". Mr McGahon has decided to go public about his story despite being warned that his life is in danger.

Mr McGahon claims he was attacked by a well-known IRA volunteer in his family home, in Co Louth, in the early 1990s when it was being used as a safe house for on-the-run terrorists.

"The alleged abuser - a member of a prominent Belfast republican family - warned his 17-year-old victim that he would be murdered if he ever spoke of the incident," Paul Williams writes.

'RTE sues TV3 for €1m in row over digital fees' is a story that features in the 'Herald' newspaper today. RTE is suing TV3 for around €1m in a dispute over an alleged failure to pay for digital transmission fees. The case was admitted to the commercial court list yesterday, it was reported, and is expected to return before the courts later this year.

'Noonan to challenge EU stance on small states' is one of the main headlines on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

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Interest on the national debt was €2bn in the first three months, which is a lot of money, but almost €200m less than Mr Noonan pencilled in as recently as October

Interest on the national debt was €2bn in the first three months, which is a lot of money, but almost €200m less than Mr Noonan pencilled in as recently as October

Interest on the national debt was €2bn in the first three months, which is a lot of money, but almost €200m less than Mr Noonan pencilled in as recently as October

It's reported that the Finance Minister is to "press the European Commission to extend greater budget flexibility to all EU member states at a meeting in Brussels today, amid growing frustration in Europe about perceived leniency towards France".

The Apple Watch makes the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'

It reports how the company has unveiled it's long-awaited piece of wearable technology.

The long-awaited unveiled was made an event in San Francisco - prices for the most basic model will start at €320 and will go up to €17,000. There is no release date for the product on the Irish market yet.

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Model Christy Turlington Burns speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California.    REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Model Christy Turlington Burns speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Model Christy Turlington Burns (L) speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Model Christy Turlington Burns (L) speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the Workout app on the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the Workout app on the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

The new Apple watch (Photo: Adrian Weckler)

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Model Christy Turlington Burns speaks to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The Cheltenham festival gets underway today and features in all the papers.

Irish Independent Sport carries a report by Richard Forristal about Willie Mullins and his quartet of red-hot favourites on day one of the festival.

"Ireland's insatiable champion trainer is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Dovan Un De Sceaux, Faugheen and Annie Power have the potential to relieve bookmakers of a sum that could prove hard to claw back if they all score under Ruby Walsh," he writes.

And they're off....

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Ireland's insatiable champion trainer Willie Mullins is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Ireland's insatiable champion trainer Willie Mullins is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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Heading off to the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Dublin Airport was from left, Brian Ludlow from Bray Wicklow, Gerard Townley from Bellewstown Co Meath and Edward Ludlow from Drogheda.

Heading off to the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Dublin Airport was from left, Brian Ludlow from Bray Wicklow, Gerard Townley from Bellewstown Co Meath and Edward Ludlow from Drogheda.

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Ireland's insatiable champion trainer Willie Mullins is 20/1 to draw a blank with today's 'bankers'. Photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

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