Willian Trevor

On The Irish Times there is a picture of Novelist, playwright and short story writer Willian Trevor who died on Sunday at the age of 88. There are tributes in all the papers to the man described as the acclaimed author  and outsider who made Irish themes universal.

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Unaccompanied learner driver 

And on the Examiner a family photo, of Noel, Declan and Fiona Clancy outside Cork Circuit Criminal Court yesterday following the sentencing of a young woman, an unaccompanied learner driver, for a dangerous driving charge, causing death just days before Christmas last year. Declan  and Fiona lost their mum and sister  in the collision. Noel Clancy ,his wife and daughter Susan Gleeson received a three-year suspended sentence and was disqualified from driving for 15 years.  Noel Clancy has called for new legislation to tackle unaccompanied learner drivers.

Maynooth assault

The story also makes the lead for the Irish Daily Mirror and indeed is covered in all the papers this morning. As is  a serious assault on a young woman in Maynooth. That story making the lead for The Herald which reports that the 18-year-old student is in a critical condition as does the Irish Daily Star. The Irish Daily Mail says, the motive for the attack, believed to have been carried out by more than one attacker, remains unclear.

The Irish times reporting that there have been calls for extra Gardai to be allocated to Maynooth following the assault on Sunday which left the victim with severe injuries including at least one fractured eye socket and a dislocated jaw.

Multi-resistant superbugs

In that, Paul Cullen writes that a whistleblower has claimed that up to 30 people have died in University Hospital Limerick after being infected with multi-resistant super bugs. The Health Service Executive staff member alleges a long term failure by local health managers to adequately tackle and with train driver John Clearyoutbreak of infection that dates back to 2009.

While Eilish O Regan in the Irish Independent reports that and average of 34 patients over the age of 75 were left on hospital trolleys waiting for a bed for more than 24 hours every day in the first seven months of the year.

Phoenix Park rail tunnel

The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross is all smiles in a photo in The Star pictured with train driver John Cleary at the opening of the Phoenix Park rail tunnel. Not so smiley though in the photo  in the Times under which the headline reads "Ross continues to criticise  judiciary over reform." On the same story a headline in the mail reads, "Ross yet to talks to Enda about a plan to stop politicians choosing judges." The exchanges between the Minister and the judiciary continue.

Noirin O Sullivan's emails

The Independent says it understands that Gardai are trawling through six years of Garda Commissioner, Noirin O Sullivan's emails in a bid to ensure her private account has not been hacked.

The Irish Times leads with confirmation by the Commissioner that she used a Gmail address for dealing with Garda business.