What it says in the papers
Here are the seven stories you need to know about today
'Working parents to get six months off after child born' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
Fionnan Sheahan reports that working parents will get six months' paid leave in the first year after their child is born, under new plans being considered by the Coalition government.
"Squeezed middle-income working families with small children are set to benefit from a range of measures being recommended in a Government report on childcare, obtained by the Irish Independent.
"Six months' paid parents leave - to be shared between the parents in addition to maternity leave - is the big ticket item in the report complied by a high-powered committee," the article states.
'Doctors need not prolong life of girl (10)' also features on the front page. Tim Healy reports that an acutely ill, profoundly disabled 10-year-old girl who is in State care need not receive emergency life-saving intervention if doctors do not believe it in her interests, the High Court has ruled.
"Her doctor wants her to be able to return to residential care, which has been her home for most of her life, where she can live out her last days in comfort and peace.
"She will receive all palliative care - but, should she require cardiac resuscitation, surgery, artificial ventilation, or general anaesthesia, doctors have been given permission to follow their clinical judgement not to provide such aggressive treatment," the article states.
The front page also carries a picture of Brian Lenihan's adviser Cathy Herbert and another picture of his personal assistant Marian Quinlan. Four years after his death from cancer, both women have spoken out to defend his legacy and the decisions he took.
'Net closes on sisters attack thugs' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.
Ken Foy reports that "the net is closing in on two thugs who fled the country after a horror attack on two young sisters".
"Amy and Nicole Rice were held hostage and beaten after arranging to meet the men they befriended through Facebook.
"The two Dublin criminals, who have almost 100 previous convictions between them, have recently returned from abroad and will be arrested by gardai on sight," the report states.
'Keano sues Paddy Power' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'. The newspaper reports how Ireland's assistant manager is suing the bookmakers for tens of thousands of euro after his image was used on a giant poster ahead of Ireland's match against Scotland. The newspaper reports Keane's solicitors have lodged High Court papers against Paddy Power and proceedings are due to get underway early next year.
'Greece to seek €53bn loan package' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Times'.
The newspaper reports how new bailout proposals from the Greek government are being considered by EU leaders today, with some expressing support for what some regard as "realistic proposals" from the country's prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
'Kids as young as 13 using 'legal highs'' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.
The newspaper reports that children as young as 13 are taking drugs known as "legal highs" that have been attributed to the deaths of two people.
Manchester United and Robin van Persie is the main story in today's 'Irish Independent Sport'. The newspaper reports that United and manager Louis van Gaal are now looking for a new striker as van Persie appears to be close to signing a new deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce. The move comes after van Gaal reportedly told the striker he will be on the margins of the team next season should he stay at Old Trafford.