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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Happy Sunday morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #COURT The seven men who were questioned in relation to an incident in Thurles on Thursday morning are to appear in court today, charged with aggravated burglary. They will appear before a special sitting of Cashel District Court at 11am.

2. #FOUND An 81-year-old man, Thomas Chambers, who was reported missing from Crumlin in Dublin yesterday has been found safe and well, gardaí said this morning.

3. #POLL Labour and Fine Gael have received a boost in the latest Red C/Sunday Business Post poll. While support for FG is unchanged, it is up three points for Labour. Support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin dropped by 1 per cent and 2 per cent respectively. More than half of voters said the coalition “had done a good job leading Ireland out of the bailout”.

4. #DEAL An interim deal has been reached in Iran for the country to roll back its nuclear programme. The deal was reached after marathon talks in Geneva, involving some of the world’s top diplomats.

5. #FORCED LABOUR British police are planning on carrying out DNA tests on the three women found in domestic servitude in London, the Sunday Times says. This is to establish if either of the older women is mother to the younger woman. Concerns have been raised over whether UK laws would make it difficult to bring a prosecution in the case.

6. #SYRIA More than 11,000 children have died during Syria’s civil war, the BBC reports. The Oxford Research Group says that hundreds of children have been targeted by snipers, while some have been executed and tortured.

7. #HSE A HSE report, seen by the Sunday Independent, shows that taxpayers are funding the private pensions of 29 senior hospital managers, amounting to €345,000 a year.

8. #BANKING Cork retail giant the Musgrave Group is planning on setting up a new Irish bank, the Sunday Independent reports. It says the company could end up offering debit cards, loans, insurance and credit cards, and is considering launching the business next year.

9. #VOLCANO Thousands of people have fled from the area around Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia after it erupted eight times in just a few hours. It was said to have been ‘raining down rocks’ and spewing out red-hot ash.

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