Monday 20 November 2017

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Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy: cleared of any wrong-doing after a two-year court ordeal following charges over the death of a one-year-old baby in her care
Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy: cleared of any wrong-doing after a two-year court ordeal following charges over the death of a one-year-old baby in her care
31/08/2015 GAA Fans (L to R) Craig Boyle from Kilkelly & Leanne Dicker from Walkinstown queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin
A young Syrian girl waits with her family to board a bus to take her to a reception centre after she crossed the border from Serbia into Hungary close to the village of Roszke .
Simon Coveney,TD
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

'New vaccine plan to fight meningitis' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.

Eilish O'Regan reports that the HSE plans to offer young children a free vaccine against the deadly Meningitis B strain, if the coalition provides the money.

The HSE is asking the Government to pay for the roll-out of the vaccine along with another jab to protect children from the rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhoea and sickness.

But the HSE warns that patients could face drug rationing unless additional funding is allocated next year.

Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy: cleared of any wrong-doing after a two-year court ordeal following charges over the death of a one-year-old baby in her care
Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy: cleared of any wrong-doing after a two-year court ordeal following charges over the death of a one-year-old baby in her care
Cavan nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy: cleared of any wrong-doing after a two-year court ordeal following charges over the death of a one-year-old baby in her care
Legal process: Aisling Brady McCarthy has been charged with murder in the US

The front page also carries a picture of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy who has been cleared of killing a baby in her care following a two-year US court ordeal.

Ms McCarthy had a charge of murder against her dropped after the medical examiner said they could longer rule the death a homicide. Ms McCarthy has strenuously insisted she was innocent throughout the case.

31/08/2015 Dublin GAA fan Darina Gallagher from Drumcondra after queueing to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
31/08/2015 Dublin GAA fan Darina Gallagher from Drumcondra after queueing to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
31/08/2015 GAA Fans queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin
31/08/2015 GAA Fans (L to R) Craig Boyle from Kilkelly & Leanne Dicker from Walkinstown queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin
31/08/2015 GAA Fans queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin
31/08/2015 GAA Fans queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin
31/08/2015 GAA Fans queue to get tickets for the GAA senior Semi Final between Dublin & Mayo at the GAA Ticket office on Dorset Street, Dublin

'Replay tickets fiasco' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Herald'.

Ryan Nugent reports that "a day of ticket chaos has resulted in thousands of GAA fans being locked out of Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final".

Dublin and Mayo football supporters are fuming because online purchasing system Tickets.ie failed yesterday.

However, fans outside the GAA's ticket office on Dorset Street could buy as many as they wanted.

Hungarian soldiers adjust the razor wire on a fence near the town of Asotthalom, Hungary.
Hungarian soldiers adjust the razor wire on a fence near the town of Asotthalom, Hungary.
A young Syrian girl waits with her family to board a bus to take her to a reception centre after she crossed the border from Serbia into Hungary close to the village of Roszke .
Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
An Austrian police officer checks a car arriving to Austria at a checkpoint in the village of Nickelsdorf, Austria, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
Austrian police officers control cars arriving to Austria at a checkpoint in the village of Nickelsdorf, Austria, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
Trucks stand in a queue along a highway near the Austrian border in Hegyeshalom, Hungary, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
Austrian police officers speak to a man at a checkpoint in the village of Nickelsdorf, Austria, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

'Migrants live and die with desperation to reach EU' is the main headline on the front page of the 'Irish Times' newspaper.

The newspaper carries a picture of migrants near Szeged, Hungary, after crossing the border from Serbia.

John Murphy from Newcastle, Co Dublin, with Sylvia, one of his cows, at yesterday’s farmers’ protest in Dublin city centre
John Murphy from Newcastle, Co Dublin, with Sylvia, one of his cows, at yesterday’s farmers’ protest in Dublin city centre
Simon Coveney,TD, the Minister for Defence who launched the Government's White Paper on Defence at Dublin Castle yesterday
Farmers protesting outside the EU Commission offices on Lower Mount Street in Dublin. Photo: Fergal Phillips

"€800m EU fund sought to aid dairy farmers' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Examiner'.

The newspaper reports the Irish Government wants the European Commission "to tap into an €800m superlevy package as part of a major intervention plan to help dairy farms hit by collapsing incomes".

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that the plan includes "proposals to increase the intervention price on milk powders".

'Mum still stands by our abuser' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

The front page carries a picture of sisters Emma and Vanessa Witherow who told the newspaper their mother Frances is supporting their stepfather Joe Patterson.

Patterson was found guilty of 39 counts of sexually assaulting Emma between 1996 and 2006.

The abuser also pleaded guilty to one count of sexually abusing Vanessa at Nenagh Circuit Court in June.

McMahon appeared to use his head in an altercation with O’Shea but no evidence of contact could be established, despite O’Shea’s post-match contention that he had been head-butted
McMahon appeared to use his head in an altercation with O’Shea but no evidence of contact could be established, despite O’Shea’s post-match contention that he had been head-butted
30 August 2015; Aidan O'Shea, Mayo, in action against Dublin players, from left, James McCarthy, Cian O'Sullivan and Philly McMahon. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin
30 August 2015; Philly McMahon, Dublin, tussles with Aidan O'Shea, Mayo. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Aidan O’Shea and Philly McMahon clash during yesterday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final
30 August 2015; Mayo supporters prepare for a penalty by Cillian O'Connor. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor
30 August 2015; Cillian O'Connor, Mayo, in action against Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
30 August 2015; Mayo supporters celebrate a penalty by Cillian O'Connor. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Cillian O'Connor, Mayo, scores his side's goal from a penalty. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Tomás Greally / SPORTSFILE

He is due to be sentenced in October.

The victims' mother Frances posted a statement on Facebook yesterday in which she accused her daughters of lying.

"I am disgusted that she would still try to defend him ahead of her own daughters," Emma told the Star newspaper.

'McMahon and O'Connor get green light for replay as no bans proposed' is the main headline on today's 'Irish Independent Sport'.

Colm Keys reports that Philly McMahon is free to play in Dublin's All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo after the GAA's Central Competition Controls Committee opted not to charge him for attempted use of the head in the drawn game on Sunday.

And Mayo's Cillian O'Connor will also escape censure for the incident that forced Rory O'Carroll out of the game after only three minutes.

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