What it says in the papers
We take a look at the front pages of this morning’s newspapers.
The Irish Independent leads with the latest news on the proposed Aer Lingus takeover.
A split between the Labour party and the unions has thrown the proposed purchase into disarray, it is reported.
A crunch meeting is expected to take place today between airline management and the unions, as well as representatives from IAG.
The Irish Times meanwhile reports that Fine Gael has tied its fortune to the Labour party ahead of the next General Election.
The paper reports on comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael national conference over the weekend that the coalition offered the best chance for growth and stability.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar also praised the Labour party’s contribution to government.
The Irish Examiner meanwhile leads with the story that a cross-border crackdown is set to begin on smugglers.
Gangs are still reaping huge profits from smuggling tobacco, alcohol and fuel smuggling.
The Herald reports on how a girl’s Sweet 16 party descended into chaos after 250 teenagers turned up uninvited.
A man had a knife held to his throat during the party, after details of the event were posted online.
The Irish Daily Star meanwhile reports that hit RTE show ‘The Voice’ could be facing the axe.
RTE have admitted that the future of the €2m show is up in the air, as it considers its options for its entertainment budget.
The show, which is currently on its fourth series, has failed to produce a major chart success during its run so far.
The Irish Sun also reports that the show could be axed as part of a shakeup at the national broadcaster.
The Irish Daily Mail reports that researchers have created a human egg using skin cells from the same sex, meaning it is possible to create life without a mother or father.
The research was carried out by Cambridge University in conjunction with the Weizmann Institute in Israel.
Finally, the Irish Mirror reports on the death of Jason McNulty, who went missing after attending RAG week in Galway.
His family and friends had been mounting a frantic search for him for the last three days.