Ivan Yates and Shane Coleman mourn the passing of a legend in their look at the morning papers
The Newspaper Review opened with the late breaking news that musician David Bowie died in the early hours of the morning, something that did not make the papers.
Tributes to the iconic rocker are being led by British Prime Minister David Cameron who said: "He was a master of reinvention who kept getting it right".
"Kenny's re-election deal" and a €500 cut to the Universal Social Charge is covered in The Irish Independent.
A snowy Sally Gap is the front page image on that paper.
Their second story: "Sex attacks in Cologne coordinated say German Justice Minister".
The Irish Examiner has: "Cabinet blocks Irish Water probe" - that story on Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Peter Tindall rails against the government decision to exclude Irish Water from his remit.
The Irish Times leads with: "Concern over high drop out rates in computing - Higher Education officials are concerned about high drop out rates in maths-related courses with up to 80% of students failing to progress beyond the first year".
Also in that paper: "Householders face levy on policies as government responds to flood crisis".
The Irish Daily Mail leads with: "State sacks 74 examiners over serious breaches. Some teachers hired to correct Junior and Leaving Cert papers found to be incorrectly applying the official marking scheme".
The Irish Sun: "Fianna Fáil mayor gay slur" after one Roscommon councillors said lesbians having children is gross - the party distancing itself from Paddy Kilduff's comments.
The Irish Daily Mirror: "I don't want Cheryl's money" after pop star Cheryl Cole's confirmation that her marriage of less than two years is over.
The Herald leads with: "Screen refugees after sex attacks" in reference to comments made by Renua leader Lucinda Creighton on Newstalk's Sunday Show.
The Irish Daily Mail leads with: "Pacteau mum - I told killer to drop appeal".
Inside the papers:
Console's suicide prevention line recorded a record number of calls over the Christmas period, they dealt with over 4,000 callers.
Consumer spending surged by 7% in the last quarter of last year, but online spending was up by 16% - according to Visa Europea.
And unwanted gifts, according to The Irish Daily Mail are flooding auction websites at the moment. Sellers are openly branding their sale items as unwanted gifts.
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