Irish Independent

Main Paper:
Booze, lingerie and iPads are top of shoplifters’ Christmas lists, writes Jason O’Brien.

Falling dole numbers ‘a sign that the best and the brightest are fleeing’, writes Aideen Sheehan.

The price of raw chocolate has soared and experts predict that there will be a shortage in the coming years, writes Carissa Casey.

The Interview this week is John Hourican, CEO, Global Banking and Marketing at RBS.

Tina Leonard covers charity Christmas cards and charity Christmas gifts.

Charlie Weston gives his top 12 ways to beat the budget blues.

Business brain this week is David Bloom, co-founder and CEO of FD Unlimited. He talks about the importance of setting goals for your company.

Irish Times

A family in Westmeath didn’t eat for two days and gave up electricity so that they could keep up their mortgage repayments, writes Pamela Duncan.

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has been added to Interpol’s worldwide wanted list, write David Leigh, Luke Harding, Afua Hirsch and Ewen MacAskill.

Seamus Heaney’s Selected Poems will be one of a million books that will be given away for free across Ireland the UK on March 5th, 2011 as part of the inaugural World Book Night, writes Shane Hegarty.

Advertising revenues fell sharply at Clare FM last year, pushing the radio station into the red, writes Gordon Deegan.