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The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Valentine’s weekend, here’s what you need to know as you begin your day.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #GRAND CANAL: A man appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien.

2. #ARMED: Members of the specialist unit responding to the recent gangland violence are seeking new weapons, The Irish Times reports.

3. #TAXING: The company that produces The Angelus for RTÉ made a €90,000 settlement with tax authorities, according to the Irish Daily Mail.

4. #FREE: A high profile republican accused of trying to murder police officers has been freed on bail after two years on remand, The Irish News reports.

5. #RELIGION: Pope Francis is taking part in historic talks with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch to call for unity between the two churches, BBC reports.

6. #FACTCHECK: In our latest test, we looked at how many people are actually homeless in Ireland.

7. #NAAS: A mother took out a barring order on her son after he beat her up.

8. #BLACK MARKET: Those purple €500 notes could soon be scrapped.

9. #LOVE IS IN THE AIR: The Late Late show had its Valentine’s special last night and the audience were well up for it.

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