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Seven stories you need to know this morning

All-Ireland replay

The GAA All-Ireland hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny makes the front or back pages of almost every publication.

The capital is said to be in line for a €10m spending spree when the rivals go head to head for a second time after they drew in front of a sell-out crowd thanks to the intervention of Hawk-Eye.

 

Euro 2016

Ireland took its first step towards getting a place in Euro 2016 after beating Georgia.

Aiden McGeady was hailed a hero after his last minute winner saw Ireland leave Tbilisi with maximum points.

 

Costa murder update

A woman is being hunted for the murder of gangland figure Gerard “Hatchet” Kavanagh, a member of Christy Kinahan’s gang who was shot dead in Costa del Sol on Saturday.

Investigators are probing if the woman ordered the hit as part of a tit-for-tat dispute over money.

 

Fianna Fail in crisis

Fianna Fail is said to be facing a fresh crisis amid claims that members of its front bench are totally anonymous.

Former minister and newly elected councillor Mary Hanafin heaped pressure on party leader Micheal Martin to shake up the party by saying she can’t even name some of its top politicians.

 

Phil Hogan still standing strong

Fine Gael has dismissed renewed criticisms over Phil Hogan’s handling of the establishment of Irish Water.

The former minister, and incoming EU Commissioner, landed himself in hot water again after it was claimed he had prior warning that tens of millions of euro would be needed to set up the new utility.

 

Breast implant compensation

More than 8,000 Irish women are reportedly set to receive payouts for defective boob jobs.

Lawyers believe €24m could be handed out to victims of the faulty PIP gel bags here.

 

Funeral of Cork brothers

Twin brothers Patrick “Paddy” and Thomas “TomTom” O’Driscoll will be buried side by side in their First Communion Suits today.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the Requiem Mass in Charleville, Cork, for the boys, who died at the hand of their older brother Jonathan.

The 21-year-old, who stabbed them to death on Friday before taking his own life, will be buried separately with his maternal grandparents.

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