The Papers: "This is an outrage" - Ivan Yates laments Ireland's lack of sex symbols

Ivan and Chris take a look at the morning papers... where they find Conor McGregor named as Ireland's only international sex symbol

Not much hot stuff in Ireland apparently, we have only one sex symbol internationally and it is Conor McGregor.

That story is covered in the papers this morning, and found a natural home with Breakfast presenter Ivan Yates: "I think this is an outrage" he said.

Ivan suggested Daniel O'Donnell, Minister Alan Kelly and/or Daithí Ó Sé be considered as national sexpots, as well as Michael Flatley.

On the front pages: 

The Irish Times features the stark image of a rocket on its front page. The weapon was confiscated by gardaí who have been warning about the dangers posed by dissidents here during a press call yesterday.

Their other lead: "Kenny says insurers must do more for flood victims" and "Brexit may see return of border controls". 

The Irish Independent has: "Scandal of emergency hospital beds left to die".

The Examiner leads with an image of Christy O'Connor Jnr and "Councils refuse to adopt policy of no-fry zones".

The Star has: "Fairway to heaven - golf legend dies in Tenerife"

The Mirror: "Christy - Tributes as Irish golf legend dies suddenly on holiday dies".

The Irish Daily Mail: "Christy O'Connor Jnr - a good guy, a family man and a truly brilliant golfer inspired a generation".

The lead on The Mirror: "Nicky bids for Eurovision glory" - that story about Nicky Byrne's bid to represent Ireland in Stockholm today.

The Mail has: "The doctor will see you now, on your smartphone".

The Sun goes with: "Gardaí fear 1916 plot - huge dissident arsenal is seized". That paper also covering Jamie Heaslip's engagement to Sheena O'Buachalla.

The Herald: "Boy's head held in sink - claims of wife's explosive anger towards slain Dad's children of two" about Molly Martens Corbett.

The Farmer's Journal has an interview with our EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and their lead is: "Three-way battle in the IFA".

Inside the papers: 

Chris O'Donoghue slagged his co-presenter off for his article predicting this year's big events in today's The Irish Independent.

Porn website has released statistics for its users last year, in Ireland it says the event that interrupted traffic in the most significant way was The Late Late Toy Show, as a third of households in the country tuned in to the show on November 27.

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