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The Irish Independent’s splash today tells of the alliance between credit unions and post offices to secure their futures and present a viable alternative to banks in local communities.

The plan, writes Charlie Weston, has the potential to revitalise both organisations and could breathe new life into smaller towns and villages throughout the country. Elsewhere on the front page of Independent, Paul Williams reveals how garda rules on days off could serious crime probes.

The Herald leads with developments concerning the stabbing of Dublin GAA star Jonny Cooper. The Herald has a still from the CCTV images of a man who is a suspect in the frenzied knife attack on the Dublin defender on Saturday night. Cooper was stabbed and slashed nine times in the face and neck in the attack. 

The Examiner’s lead story is that half of farmers have been directly hit by suicide. Kerry’s victorious homecoming is also afforded plenty of coverage on the front page.

The Mail leads with a stark warning from President Michael D Higgins who believes that ‘we are getting greedy again’. The paper also reveals that Government promises that Star Wars chiefs would foot the bill for the use of our Navy’s warship have “turned out be hollow”.

The Star’s main story is an interview with Gerard Vollrath, the man who was convicted of attempting to kill his gravely ill mother by holding a pillow over her face. Mr Vollrath believes that Ireland needs a law allowing for euthanasia.

The Irish Mirror splashes with the gardai probe into the death of Darren Hughes. The north Dublin teen (17) took his own life in 2012 but now gardai want to shift through Darren’s Facebook accounts to see if there is any evidence he was bullied.

Finally, the Sun leads with the story of the woman with three breasts. Alisha Hessler, 21, spent two years saving up the €15,000 necessary to fund the bizarre surgery.

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