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Wednesday 21 March 2018

What it says in the papers

The front page of this morning's Irish Independent
The front page of this morning's Irish Independent

The Irish Independent this morning leads with the story of how a US billionaire made €560m on selling Bank of Ireland shares.

Wilbur Ross has almost tripled his initial investment in the bank, which stood at €290m.

The Herald meanwhile leads with the horrific story of how a homeless man lay dead undiscovered for a week in Dublin’s Mater hospital.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, had been sleeping in a closed off wing of the hospital.

The Irish Times reports that Health Minister James Reilly is looking to rebuild momentum in his sailing political career by pushing new laws on tobacco packaging.

The paper reports that Ireland could be set to become the first EU country with a ban on promotional packaging.

Meanwhile The Irish Examiner reports on growing calls for an enquiry in to new allegations of abuse at religious-run homes.

The Irish Daily Mail reports that nuns at the centre of the forced adoption scandal are insisting that they never forced any mother to give up their child.

In the tabloids, The Irish Star leads with the sudden death of comedian Rik Mayall at the age of 56, reporting that a fit may have been responsible.

The Irish Mirror leads with the story of a woman who held her baby in her arms for just a few minutes before nuns took it away from her.

Finally, The Irish Sun also leads with the sudden death of Rik Mayall.

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