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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 front page of this morning's Irish Independent

We take a look at the front pages of this morning’s newspapers.

The Irish Independent leads with a special investigation into how former councillors have received €11.6m in parachute payments since the local elections.

The payments were made to politicians who have retired or who lost their seats following the local elections earlier this year.

Payments at the higher end of the scale are worth €65,000,Public Affairs Editor Shane Phelan reports.

The Herald meanwhile leads with further details of the ‘bog body’ found in Meath last week.

Ken Foy and Conor Feehan report that a leading traveller criminal is the prime suspect.

The remains found were those of Gerry Daly, who was last seen alive in June 2011.

The Irish Times meanwhile reports that the government is planning to introduce a ‘return-to-work dividend’ in the budget.

The move is aims at improving incomes for families who move from welfare to work.

Meanwhile the Irish Examiner leads with fresh claims in the garda penalty points saga.

Whistleblower Maurice McCabe will assist in the crackdown of ‘ongoing’ abuse of the system, the paper reports.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the story of how convicted wife-killer Eamonn Lillis is attempting to secure early release under a major court ruling.

The 57-year-old was sentenced to almost seven years in prison in 2008 after he beat his wife, Celine Cawley, with a brick.

The Irish Sun reports on how bare-knuckle boxer Joe Joyce claims his baby daughter Alice was nearly blasted with a gun.

His family were targeted in an attack in a Co Westmeath pub.

Finally the Irish Daily Mirror reports on how an Irish ISIS fighter has celebrated the beheading of British hostage David Haines.

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