Irish Independent

Bono and the Edge have written the score for a new Spiderman musical, which, after nine years in the making, will preview on Broadway this Sunday, writes Jason O’Brien. http://tinyurl.com/3x7rh3a

The European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Ireland has warned consumers of the dangers of buying ‘bargain’ gifts online this Christmas as scammers step up efforts to fleece them. The ECC has recommended that consumers go to www.eccireland.ie to find out when and where a site was registered and other background information on it before making a purchase, writes Aideen Sheehan. http://tinyurl.com/33yth68

The Harbour Bar in Bray has been named the world’s Number One pub by the Lonely Planet, writes Aidan Coughlan. http://tinyurl.com/2wbk8us

Feature on how to stop top-rate texts from eating your credit by Tina Leonard. http://tinyurl.com/3548qsp

32 page supplement on the Four Year National Recovery Plan.

The Irish Times

Main paper:
Welfare and pension hardest hit in cuts, write Stephen Collins, Harry McGee and Mary Minihan. http://tinyurl.com/33pv8hc

RTE’s website amounts to an abuse of its role as a public service broadcaster and it should be ‘reined in’, the newspaper industry has claimed. The National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), which includes the Irish Times, has told an Oireachtas committee yesterday that RTE.ie was a commercial website at odds with its public service remit as outlined in the Broadcasting Act 2009, writes Ronan McGreevy. http://tinyurl.com/396a47s

A taxi driver protest held in the city yesterday highlighted the high rate of suicide in the industry, writes Luke Cassidy. http://tinyurl.com/3ayxmgf

Business:
Xtra-vision
is close to clearing the €7million debt that it used to buy out Blockbuster last year, writes Barry O’Halloran. http://tinyurl.com/34ezcnp

A full page on Innovation Week.
http://tinyurl.com/2vkuxhv

Pull out supplement on the Four Year Plan:

Teacher cuts and student fee increase planned, along with cuts to sports, tourism and culture.

Ireland will have “broadband everywhere “by 2012, Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan said yesterday, as he welcomed the focus in the plan on “digital infrastructure” as a driver of economic recovery, writes John Collins.

Gardai numbers to fall by up to 1,500, writes Conor Lally, Crime Correspondent.