EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.
1. #STATE VISIT: President Michael D Higgins will address both houses of Parliament in England today and attend a State banquet at Windsor Castle.
2. #RACISM: A Pakistani man was physically assaulted outside his home in Tallaght, Dublin, at the weekend after weeks of what he described as racist attacks.
3. #TRAGIC: A post mortem will take place on the body of Peaches Geldof in the next few days to determine how the 25-year-old died, with police describing her death as “unexplained and sudden” and “not suspicious”.
4. #GARDAGATE: Cabinet will decide today on the terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into the taping of calls at garda stations.
5. #BONDS: The Central Bank is coming under pressure from the ECB to sell bonds that replaced the Anglo promissory note, which could leave the government with a shortfall of tens of millions, the Irish Times reports.
6. #CORK: Sentencing was deferred yesterday in the case of a mother who smothered her 8-year-old son in 2012.
7. #STRAPPED: It appears prisoners at Mountjoy are feeling the financial strain of the recession with the Irish Independent reporting profits at its tuck shop fell 49 per cent last year.
8. #VULNERABLE: Hundreds of thousands of Irish people are at risk of having their computers hacked as Microsoft ends its support for Windows XP. If you’re one of them, here’s what do to.
9. #SO FAMOUS: Finally, an Irish person has made it into the internet hall of fame. Dr Dennis Jennings, an Irish physicist and IT expert was inducted at a ceremony in Hong Kong this morning.