Irish Times

Main Paper

An Irish language version of the so-called online ‘Nigerian scam’ email is doing the rounds, in which an unlikely sum of money is promised to the recipient of the email if they send their personal banking details to someone, usually based in Nigeria. – Karlin Lillington http://tinyurl.com/324m2hl

Green Party Minister of State for Human Rights, Mary White, is to sleep rough in Tullow, Co. Carlow from 8 o’clock tonight to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness. http://tinyurl.com/379huqb

The US military Private, Bradley Manning, who is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, is being held in solitary confinement in Virginia, awaiting a court martial. – Lara Marlow http://tinyurl.com/32u7vr3

Don’t Get Mad – Get Crazy and Creative, Edel Morgan interviews seven people on practical ways to get Ireland through the tough times. http://tinyurl.com/2djwluz

Business

The Isme Credit Watch Survey for winter 2010 said delays in payments to small businesses from State agencies remained ‘excessive’ despite a reduction in the number of credit days. – Ciara O’Brien http://tinyurl.com/26sv9p2

The Arctic conditions in Northern Ireland could push struggling businesses into ‘premature bankruptcy’, a leading economic think tank in the UK is warning. – Francess McDonnell http://tinyurl.com/2625oze

Irish Independent

Concerns for the future funding of the country’s maternity services were expressed last night as figures show Ireland topping Europe’s birth rate league – Fergus Black. http://tinyurl.com/37rc82c

An AIB employee admitted  to the Employment Appeals Tribunal yesterday that he accessed the bank accounts of thirteen colleagues when he wasn’t paid his bonus to see if they had been paid theirs. http://tinyurl.com/34odm9s

One of the country’s leading criminal investigators has been appointed to probe allegations that members of the force protected broadcaster Gerry Ryan and other public figures from investigation over drug use – Shane Phelan and Tom Brady. http://tinyurl.com/3yepr6r