What it says in the papers
The Irish Independent this morning leads with the story of how the health service has been plunged into turmoil as the two top officials were told to quit.
It is a further blow to embattled minister James Reilly who is fighting for his political life in the anticipated cabinet reshuffle.
The Herald meanwhile leads with the story of how a man named in court as being involved in the murders of Anthony Campbell and gangster ‘Marlo’ Hyland has been viciously beaten behind bars.
He has since been moved to a secure area of Mountjoy prison for his own safety.
The Irish Times leads with coverage of the ongoing situation in Iraq, with the paper reporting that Iran may intervene to stabilise the country.
The Irish Examiner meanwhile reports how the stress burden of working women is continuing to grow, as they struggle to achieve a work-life balance.
The Irish Daily Mail leads with the shocking story that a garda sting has discovered mothers are selling their bodies to pay for communions.
In the tabloids, The Irish Daily Star reports that the mother of a teen who killed himself wants Facebook to release his records, which she claims will show he was cyber-bullied.
Meanwhile both The Irish Mirror and The Irish Sun lead with the story of how Harrison Ford was injured on the set of the new Star Wars movie.