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PRESS DIGEST - Ireland - Oct 12

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DUBLIN, Oct 12 (Reuters) - These are some of the leadingstories in Ireland's newspapers on Friday. Reuters has notverified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:

THE IRISH TIMES

- The government has strongly signaled its determination tospeed up major reforms and savings under the Croke Parkagreement, particularly in health and local government

- A government commitment to save money on child benefitpayments to about 8,000 children living abroad has beeneffectively abandoned.

- The minister for transport says it will be "tough but notimpossible" for Ryanair to take over Aer Lingus

IRISH INDEPENDENT

- Public sector allowances worth more than 1,500 euros($1,900) will be protected from government cuts while anythingunder that can be taken from workers

- The new personal insolvency regime will be up and runningby February next year, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said

- The recipients of highly confidential data allegedlymisappropriated from NAMA by former executive Enda Farrellinclude professionals based in Dublin, London, Paris and Berlin,documents provided to the commercial court show

IRISH EXAMINER

- Irish hotels are nearly 7 billion euros ($9 billion)indebt and need to write off 2.5 billion of this burden if thesector is to stay viable, warns a report by a former governmentadvisor

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