PRESS DIGEST - Ireland - April 30
These are some of the leading stories in Ireland's newspapers on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
THE IRISH TIMES
- The cabinet is expected to agree on Tuesday on a legal framework for abortion in defined circumstances where a woman's life is in danger, including the threat of suicide.
- Marie Flemming on Monday lost a landmark legal battle to be helped take her own life
- State-owned Permanent TSB on Monday announced a number of changes to the way it structures its variable interest rates for mortgages
- The head of Allied Irish Banks said he favours holding off on so-called bank stress tests to allow time to assess the impact of the Central Bank's targets to deal with distressed mortgages
- Up to half the cost of a new tram line in Dublin is expected to be funded using cheap loans from the European Investment Bank
- German discounters Lidl and Aldi have secured a record share of the Irish grocery market as hard-pressed consumer continue to gravitate towards the chains
- Women seeking a termination due to suicidal intent are to be assessed by three experts after being referred by a general practitioner, X-case legislation looks set to state
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