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Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

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

1. #AER LINGUS: A number of packages have been found during the post-mortem on a man who died on a flight Sunday evening.

2. #CARRICKMINES: Large crowds are expected to pay their respects to victims of the Carrickmines fire at the first of the funerals in Bray today.

3. #FREE: Oscar Pistorius has been released after just a year in prison.

4. #ROADS: The government is planning a massive overhaul of road traffic legislation to crack down on drink-driving, the Irish Times reports.

5. #CRIME: Residents in a large Galway suburb are being terrorised in ‘heroin-fuelled’ burglaries by increasingly reckless thieves.

6. #NOT GOOD ENOUGH: A poll has shown most voters were not swayed by recent Budget announcements and are no more likely to vote for current government parties than they were before then.

7. #CANADA: The country’s Liberal Party had a resounding victory in yesterday’s election, gaining an outright majority in parliament, Associated Press reports.

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8. #SYDNEY: Two window cleaners survived a terrifying 12-storey fall from a building.

9. #CLOCK KID: Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who was arrested in Texas for bringing a homemade clock to school, met President Barack Obama at the White House last night.

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