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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as the weekend starts.

Image: Nick Ansell

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

1. #POACHING: Renua Ireland says it’s not poaching Young Fine Gael members, but says they are welcome to join the party.

2. #ALADDIN’S CAVE: A man will be sentenced after being caught with an “Aladdin’s cave” of drugs, ammo and Garda uniforms.

3. #COMMUNITY: A plan for a community court in Dublin is progressing and may be in place after the summer.

4. #SCANDALOUS: The Irish Daily Mail reports that a proposal to hike property tax for elderly people has been slammed as “scandalous”.

5. #TOTAL RECALL: Fiat has recalled 1.4 million cars in the US after hackers were able to control the speed and brakes after accessing the entertainment system on board.

6. #ISIS: Turkey has begun pounding Islamic State positions in Syria.

7. #SHARK ATTACK: A diver in Australia was killed by a shark as his daughter watched on.

8. #FURTHER EDUCATION: The Irish Daily Star reports that convicted murderer Graham Dwyer will take up his doctorate in prison.

9. #SING: Another 80,000 people will flock to Croke Park this evening to catch the second Ed Sheeran gig. Why? Because he’s sound.

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