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The 9 at 9: Easter Sunday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Easter Sunday.

Image: Ramón Cutanda López via Flickr/Creative Commons

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #WEXFORD: A woman in her sixties has died after the car she was travelling in struck a wall. One arrest has been made.

2. #KICKBACKS: Four more whisteblowers have come forward with allegations of bribery within Bus Éireann, the Irish Mail on Sunday reports. Ministers last week called on whisteblowers with such claims to contact gardaí.

3. #LABOUR PAINS: Two opinion polls out today show mixed results for Fine Gael, but with Labour wallowing in the single digits. Support for Fianna Fáil has risen to as high as 22 per cent.

4. #SOUTH KOREA: The first bodies have been recovered a ferry that capsized earlier this week. The confirmed death toll from the disaster stands at 56 with 246 people still unaccounted for, AFP reports.

5. #BANK GUARANTEE: No documents from politicians or civil servants present on the night of the bank guarantee exists, the Sunday Independent reports. It emerged earlier this year that some correspondence to Brian Lenihan is lost.

6. #UKRAINE: Four people have died in a gun battle in the eastern town of Slavyansk, AFP report. Military operations by Kiev against militants have been suspended until after Easter.

7. #CRACKDOWN: Gardaí have seized as much as €115,000 worth of cannabis at a premises in Tullow. Two males were arrested at the scene.

8. #BOMBINGS: The Tánaiste has said that raising the Dublin and Monaghan bombings with the British government remains a priority, but that he did not do so during the recent State visit.

9. #UNPAID CHARGES: Dublin City Council is seeking legal advice on how to recoup unpaid fire brigade charges, the Sunday Business Post reports. A call-out charge of €500 applies, and can cost as much as €450 per hour after that.

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