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What it says in the papers


Here are the six front page stories you need to know this morning

1. Savita doctor in clear

‘Savita doctor in clear on ‘misconduct’ complaint’ reads the front page of today’s Irish Independent. The obstetrician in charge of the care of Savita Halappanavar will not face a disciplinary committee after a meeting of the Medical Council earlier this month decided there was not sufficient cause to warrant further action.

2. Bailey loses case against State and Garda Commissioner

‘Bailey faces €5m legal bill’ reads the front page of the Irish Independent. A photo of Ian Bailey leaving court yesterday leads the front page of this paper, along with several others.

‘Who will pay €5m Bailey bill?’ reads the front page of the Herald. The Irish Daily Mirror opts to lead with ‘Now find Sophie’s killer’, the words of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s mother last night after Bailey lost his High Court Case against the Garda Commissioner and the State. Her daughter Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was killed at her West Cork home in 1996 and her killer has yet to be found.

The Irish Times leads with ‘Bailey case may cost taxpayer millions’ while the Irish Examiner goes for the definitive and writes: ‘Public to pay Bailey bill’.

Each newspaper reports that Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family have now urged the Director of Public Prosecutions to review the Garda file on their daughter’s murder, and find her killer.

3. Graham Dwyer's 'revenge'

Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer still leads some of the country’s front pages this morning. The Irish Daily Star simply write: ‘Dwyer’s revenge’. Underneath reads: ‘Vengeful murderer vows to unmask high-profile political and legal figures in bondage sex circles’.

4. Cost of Dwyer trial

The Irish Sun writes ‘Kill Bill’ – Dwyer’s legal fight costs the State €500k’. The newspaper reports that Graham Dwyer’s murder trial cost the taxpayer more than half a million euro. 

5. Mortgage cap stops bubble

The Irish Daily Mail leads with the latest personal finance/property story this morning – ‘Mortgage cap takes sting out of bubble’. The newspaper reports that the new mortgage cap is ‘keeping a lid’ on a potential house-price bubble, giving hope to potential first-time buyers.

6. 'Bust' Dunne in €12.9m US project

‘Dunne in $14m US building project’ reads the front of the Irish Independent. A bankruptcy official has alleged that the bust developer Sean Dunne is currently involved in a construction project in the states worth €12.9m

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