EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie 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.