Welcome to December. The darkness may be closing in but there are lighter times ahead, solstice is only 19 days away.
The Irish front pages focus largely on the return to Ireland of Lisa Smith. The Irish Times reports that she could face up to seven years in prison if charged with membership of the Islamic State terrorist organisation. Failed FG byelection candidate Verona Murphy also features prominently as her party deals with the fallout of a bad day at the polls on Friday.
The UK papers continue to focus on the election, and the Tory leader's willful political exploitation of the deaths of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones in London last week.