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1. #PATRICK NULTY Mortgage campaigner David Hall is to run in the Dublin West by-election for the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty, says the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, another inappropriate text allegedly sent by Nulty to a woman is published in the Herald today. Nulty is expected to officially resign today.
2. #MALAYSIA Chinese relatives of Flight MH370 passengers scuffled with security while demanding answers about the crash. Bad weather has halted the Indian Ocean search for the Malaysia Airlines plane.
3. #CHARITIES The new Charities Regulator Authority will cost almost €1m to set up, and its chief executive will be paid €94,951 a year, the Herald says. The board will be appointed by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
4. #ROW Cabinet will meet this morning as the penalty points row rumbles on. There have been calls for Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to withdraw his remarks about two whistleblowers. Meanwhile, Labour is calling for an independent Garda authority to be set up.
5. #MURDERS Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the murders of two Catholic workmen in North Belfast in May 1994. The suspects (aged 43, 52 and 65) are all being questioned by the PSNI.
6. #ECONOMY IBEC has published a plan setting out five major issues that should be prioritised as the country emerges from the recession. It also says the pension levy should be abolished and income tax should be overhauled.
7. #MISSING The search for missing Lough Ree angler Daryl Burke (30) resumes today. He was one of three men aboard a boat that capsized last Thursday evening. The two other men were rescued, but one passed away.
8. #RUSSIA A G8 summit has been cancelled over the Ukraine crisis, to be replaced by a G7 meeting in Brussels without Russia. The G7 has also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea.
9. #AUSTRALIA The Australian honours system is bringing back recognising distinguished members of society by naming them knights and dames. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said up to four knights or dames could be appointed each year.