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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

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Every morning, brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.

1. #GAZA: A 12-hour ceasefire began this morning and foreign leaders are meeting in Paris for talks on a lasting truce in the region.

2. #SHOOTING: A man in his 30s was injured in a shooting at a Dublin pub last night. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

3. #CORPORATION TAX: Ireland could lose up to €2 billion a year in tax revenue if an international clampdown on multinationals goes ahead, the Irish Independent reports.

4. #PAY RISE: The government is looking at partially reversing pay cuts imposed on hospital consultants in 2012 in an attempt to fill vacant posts, the Irish Times reports.

5. #POVERTY: Oxfam has been told by a Canadian authority that it can no longer aim to prevent poverty because doing so would benefit people who are not already poor.

6. #EMIGRATION: Thousands of certificates have been granted to Irish doctors allowing them to work overseas.

7. #AFRICA: More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history. The overall death toll has reached 660.

8. #TOOTH FAIRY:  Almost 30,000 children in the last five years were admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland to have their teeth removed, The Irish News reports.

9. #BIRDS: Birdwatch Ireland has warned of the potential damage Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael could do to the bird population, the Irish Times reports.

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