EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie 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.
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.