Brexit

The recommendation put forward by the House of Lords that the British and Irish governments should negotiate an agreement to minimise the impact of Brexit provides the lead story in today's Irish Times.
The report which is also covered on the front of today's Irish Examiner suggests that the deal should "guarantee open land borders and sea boundaries support cross-Border trade and preserve EU funding for cross-Border projects".

Irish Water

For its lead story this morning, meanwhile, The Examiner reports that Irish Water will have cost the State over 2 billion Euro by the end of the year.

State funding

The allocation of State funding also provides the lead story in today' Irish Independent which reports that sporting bodies will lose funding unless 30% of their board positions are filled by women.
"GAA, IRFU and FAI face 'Bonfire of the Blazers'" is one of the headlines over that story this morning.
The paper also runs with comment pieces from Dearbhail McDonald and Kevin Doyle on this story.
"It will hurt democracy and meritocracy but it's a necessary evil" according to Doyle...while McDonald runs with the line that: "Quotas are a divisive tool...but in the short term they can break a cycle".

The picture on the front of today's Independent, meanwhile, is a young Turkish woman in tears outside the football stadium in Istanbul where 38 people were killed when 2 bombs went off.

The picture on the front of today's Irish Times features another bombing.
The image shows people gathered inside a cathedral in Cairo in which at least 25 people were killed in an explosion.

Elsewhere on the front pages:

The Irish Times reports on the finding that elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic have been detected in groundwater sources in the northeast and south-west of the country.

But finally, a number of papers report on the death of poet John Montague.
The Irish Times devotes a page to tributes paid by colleagues.
Its lead editorial today concludes with the line that: The poet "has left us poems of grace and gravitas that have deepened and renewed the Irish canon a poetry that came from the heart and the head and is guaranteed a place in the afterlife...that awaits the work of true poets".