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The 9 at 9 Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #STRIKE: Luas talks continued through the night, but there is still no deal to stop tomorrow’s strike.

2. #TRUMP SMASH: Mark Rubio has quit the race to be the Republican’s presidential candidate.

3. #BELFAST: Police are awaiting post mortem results of a prison officer killed in a car bomb attack outside his home, The Irish news reports.

4. #HOMES: There are still more than 99,000 mortgages in negative equity in Ireland, the ESRI has reported.

5. #BRUSSELS: Police are hunting two suspects following a raid in which four officers were wounded, BBC reports.

6. HOME SWEET HOME: Enda Kenny drew laughter from a crowd in Washington as he spoke of the political wrangling facing him at home, telling them:
“Bejaysus it’s a pity I have to go back to Ireland”.

7. #LIMERICK: A father and son have been charged with a violent burglary in which a 69-year-old woman was struck in the head with an iron bar.

8. #CRISIS: Thousands of homes are included in a massive Nama portfolio, which is due to be sold, according to the Irish Independent.

9. #COMMUTING: People who drive to work have a higher body fat percentage than those who take public transport, a study has found.