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The front page of today's Irish Independent

The front page of today's Irish Independent

The front page of today's Irish Independent

The first day of the trial of Graham Dwyer for the alleged murder of Elaine O'Hara dominates the front pages this morning.

1. Murder trial

'Very nearly the perfect murder' reads the front page of today's Irish Independent. The newspaper leads their front page with the words of the prosecution at the first day of the trial at the Central Criminal Court.

The Irish Examiner leads with the same line, while The Herald leads with 'My urge to rape, stab and kill', words from one of the text messages, allegedly from Graham Dwyer, read out in court.

The Daily Mail leads with the words from an alleged text message 'I would like to stab a girl to death', while the Irish Daily Mirror, the Irish Sun and the Irish Star also all lead with yesterday's court proceedings.

Graham Dwyer denies killing Elaine O'Hara (36).

2. Hospital probe

Meanwhile, the Irish Examiner also leads with 'Hospital probe after death of two newborns'. The newspaper reports that the maternity services at a Galway hospital have become the latest to be probed following the deaths of two babies and the oxygen deprivation of five others.

3. Ireland in line for a boost

'Ireland in line for boost of up to €500m a year from ECB stimulus' reads the front page of the Irish Times. The newspaper leads with a close-up image of the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi.

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