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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as your weekend gets underway.

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

1. #ISTANBUL: Turkish police seized control last night of a newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

2. #TRIAL: Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa, detained in Egypt since 2013, has his 13th trial date this weekend.

3. #EAST WALL: A man was stabbed four times in a Dublin car park last night.

4. #POSTER-WATCH: General election posters are legally supposed to be taken down by now. Are there any still up near you?

5. #GERRY BREEN: An ex-Fine Gael Lord Mayor has said that he would launch a legal battle if water charges were scrapped and people who already paid weren’t refunded.

6. #ON THE RUN: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a convicted murderer absconded from a low-security prison in Wicklow.

7. #CADBURY: Workers have suspended strike action after a reaching an agreement with company Mondelez at the Workplace Relations Commission.

8. #STAR WARS: Tony Dyson, the original builder of the R2D2 robot, has died at age 68, the BBC reports

9. #GOVERNMENT: Recently re-elected Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae said on the Late Late Show last night that he and his brother Danny met Taoiseach Enda Kenny for ‘over an hour’ yesterday.

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