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The 9 at 9: Easter Saturday

Welcome to the weekend. Here’s what you need to know this Easter Saturday morning.

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

1. #1916: This weekend marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, and events are going to be taking place countrywide to mark the occasion. If you’re planning on travelling to Dublin for the main celebrations here’s all you need to know about transport in and out of the city.

2. #BUNCRANA: Reports in several newspapers this morning indicates that more than €90,000 has been raised for Louise James, who lost her husband, mother, sister, and two sons in last weekend’s tragedy, via a crowdfunding campaign.

3. #ROLLING STONES: The veteran rockers played the first open-air concert by a western band in Cuba last night, with 500,000 fans in attendance.

4. #LUAS: It seems inevitable that Luas drivers will be on strike tomorrow and Easter Monday. In light of this, TheJournal.ie has run a fact check on the claim that Luas drivers are paid more than junior doctors.

5. #BRUSSELS: French president Francois Hollande has said that the militant network behind the terrorist atrocities seen in France and Belgium in recent times is”being destroyed”. However, he warned that a “heavy threat” still remains.

6. #WORRYING: North Korea has released a propaganda video which shows a simulated nuclear strike on Washington DC launched from a submarine.

7. #CENSUS: People are being urged to think hard about what their religion is come census night in four weeks time.

8. #WHAT WENT WRONG: Labour is set to hold a post-mortem in Dublin next week after its worst election result ever.

9. #NEW ZEALAND: A woman was turned away from entering the country for trying to smuggle in lemons.

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