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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 24 April, 2018

The 9 at 9: Friday

Paschal backs Leo, and government to sell AIB shares despite Dáil vote – it’s the 9 at 9.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #IF YOU GO DOWN TO LEO STREET: Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has thrown his support behind Leo Varadkar to become the next leader of Fine Gael.

2. #TIMES SQUARE: The 26-year-old driver of a car that struck 23 pedestrians in New York yesterday, killing one, had been ‘hearing voices and expected to die’.

3. #AIR CORPS CONTROVERSY: Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe says that reports on toxic substances at Baldonnel aerodrome ‘can’t be found’.

4. #AIB: The government is still planning to sell its AIB shares despite a Dáil vote against it.

5. #HOT IN THE CITY: Ireland is heading for a hot and humid weekend with high temperatures and showers a-plenty.

6. #MONEY DROUGHT: Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and a lack of resources.

7. #MISSING: 16-year-old Daniel Kelleher has been missing from Cork for over two weeks.

8. #COURTS: A man who crashed a car after taking six ecstasy tablets has been jailed for two years.

9. #SOCIAL HOUSING: More than a quarter of homes in Poolbeg, Dublin, will be social and affordable housing.

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