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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: stephen McCarthy

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: stephen McCarthy

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Gillian Burke, Fiona Hayes and Niamh Briggs, captain, with the trophy at Dublin Airport last night: Photo: Arthur Carron

Gillian Burke, Fiona Hayes and Niamh Briggs, captain, with the trophy at Dublin Airport last night: Photo: Arthur Carron

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: Stephen Mccarthy

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: Stephen Mccarthy

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Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Martin Foley

Martin Foley

Jamie Heaslip with Irish fan Charlie Hassett 3 months from Tipperary. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Jamie Heaslip with Irish fan Charlie Hassett 3 months from Tipperary. Photo: Gareth Chaney

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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: stephen McCarthy

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

'Free GP visits for 35,000 over-70s patients by June' is the main story on the front page of today's Irish Independent.

Fionnan Sheahan and Eilish O'Regan report that free GP visits for patients over the age of 70 will be rolled out by the summer.

About 36,000 over-70s - out of a total of over-70s population of 390,000 - currently pay to attend a family doctor as they are not covered by a medical card or an existing GP visit card. Ministers will discuss the roll-out of free GP care for the over-70s tomorrow and it's expected to come to fruition this summer. Nothing will change for those who already have a medical card or eligible for one.

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Niamh Briggs, Ireland, goes over to score her side's first try. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Niamh Briggs, Ireland, goes over to score her side's first try. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: Stephen Mccarthy

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: Stephen Mccarthy

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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: stephen McCarthy

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with her father Mick. Photo: stephen McCarthy

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Niamh Briggs, Ireland, kicks a conversion. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Niamh Briggs, Ireland, kicks a conversion. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs lifts the Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship trophy.

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs lifts the Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship trophy.

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Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with the Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship trophy.

Ireland captain Niamh Briggs celebrates with the Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship trophy.

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Niamh Briggs, Ireland, is tackled by Lisa Martin, Scotland. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Niamh Briggs, Ireland, is tackled by Lisa Martin, Scotland. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Niamh Briggs, Ireland, celebrates scoring her side's first try. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Niamh Briggs, Ireland, celebrates scoring her side's first try. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Niamh Briggs, Ireland, goes over to score her side's first try. Women's Six Nations Rugby Championship, Scotland v Ireland. Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Glasgow, Scotland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

The front page carries a picture of the victorious Irish women's rugby team who won the Six Nations yesterday following their victory over Scotland. 'Double Delight' is the headline above the picture which shows team captain Niamh Briggs lifting the Six Nations trophy surrounded by the team.

'€900k for advice on water spend' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'. The reports states that almost €900,000 is set to be spent on consultants to advise on Irish Water's spending and operations.

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Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

The newspaper report carries a description of the plan by Independent TD Catherine Murphy as "good money going after bad".

Today's 'Irish Daily Star' carries an exclusive story claiming that veteran criminal Martin 'The Viper' Foley is planning on suing the Dublin County Sheriff, the Garda Commissioner and the Attorney General over a dawn raid on his home in which he claims his wedding ring among other items was seized.

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Martin Foley

Martin Foley

Martin Foley

Legal records, seen by the paper, show the couple have instigated legal proceedings against the three named parties over the raid on his house in Crumlin last October.

'HSE threat to block publication of report on baby deaths' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.

The newspaper reports that a report into Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise - where five babies died in controversial circumstances - has led to huge row between the HSE and the independent health regulator.

The newspaper alleges the HSE has threatened to take legal action aimed at preventing the publication of the report, which is believed to be highly critical. The report was compiled by the Heath Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Not surprisingly, Ireland's 'double delight' dominates all the newspapers today.

While the women's rugby success features on the front page of the 'Irish Independent', inside the newspaper the men's team's homecoming features.

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Jamie Heaslip with Irish fan Charlie Hassett 3 months from Tipperary. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Jamie Heaslip with Irish fan Charlie Hassett 3 months from Tipperary. Photo: Gareth Chaney

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Jamie Heaslip celebrates with rugby fan Jennifer Malone

Jamie Heaslip celebrates with rugby fan Jennifer Malone

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell leads the team into the arrivals hall on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell leads the team into the arrivals hall on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Paul O'Connell is pictured with supporter Aidan Shanagher, Dundrum, Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran

Paul O'Connell is pictured with supporter Aidan Shanagher, Dundrum, Dublin. Photo: Brendan Moran

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Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell with the Six Nations trophy

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Paul O'Connell becomes the oldest player to have scored a try for Ireland

Paul O'Connell becomes the oldest player to have scored a try for Ireland

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22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton share a joke on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Paul O'Connell, Tommy Bowe, and Rob Kearney on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Paul O'Connell, Tommy Bowe, and Rob Kearney on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is pictured with supporter Aidan Shanagher, Dundrum, Dublin, upon the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is pictured with supporter Aidan Shanagher, Dundrum, Dublin, upon the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Ireland captain Paul O'Connell carries his son Paddy from the pitch at the end of the game

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell carries his son Paddy from the pitch at the end of the game

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22 March 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell is congratulated by teammates Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

22 March 2015; Ireland's Paul O'Connell is congratulated by teammates Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport after beating Scotland to win the RBS Six Nations Championship. Dublin Airport, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Ireland's Paul O'Connell, Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald are pictured on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport

Ireland's Paul O'Connell, Tommy Bowe, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald are pictured on the team's arrival at Dublin Airport

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2.34:Paul O'Connell goes over to opening the scoring for Ireland

2.34:Paul O'Connell goes over to opening the scoring for Ireland

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Jamie Heaslip with Irish fan Charlie Hassett 3 months from Tipperary. Photo: Gareth Chaney

'Guts, grit and glory on a day that will live long in memory' is the headline above an article written by Lise Hand. A picture of Jamie Heaslip at Dublin Airport features on the page - he is trying to console a crying three-month-old Charlie Hassett from Tipperary.

The sport section features a report by Ruaidhri O'Connor on the Ireland Scotland match. "He gets almost everything else right, so why not hand it over to Joe Schmidt to describe an utterly ridiculous day of Six Nations rugby, probably the greatest day in the tournament's storied history?"

"'Lolly scramble' was the phrase the Ireland coach used to sum up a tumultuous seven and a half hours that left the man who loves controlling controlables watching France attempt to run a penalty from their own five-metre line with the clock red through his fingers before Rory Kockott saw sense and ended the madness."

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