What it says in the papers
Irish Water told by legal advisers that charges cannot be scrapped under EU law and China shifts ex-miners into service industries
Irish Times leads with the Fine Gael proposal to reduce VAT on new homes and to introduce a "help to buy" scheme as part of efforts to tackle the housing crisis.
- Carl O'Brien reports that schools could be forced to correspond directly with 18-year-olds rather than their parents on exam results and disciplinary records in order to comply with data protection laws.
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