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Ready for Budget Day? Whether you are or not, it’s happening. Here’s what you need to know.

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

1. #BUDGET DAY: Ministers Noonan and Howlin will deliver the final Budget of the coalition’s term this afternoon (around 2.15pm). We’re being told it will be something of a ‘giveaway’. Here’s what we know so far.

2. #UNTHINKABLE TRAGEDY: The community of Omeath has been coming to terms with the shooting dead of Garda Tony Golden on Sunday night. It’s reported his State funeral will be held on Thursday.

3. #DRUMM: Former Anglo CEO David Drumm is due before court in Boston today for an extradition hearing.

4. #CARRICKMINES: It’s emerged two residents of the Carrickmines halting site were refused entry into a pub in south Dublin on Sunday afternoon, a day after ten of their family members died.

5. #MH17: The final report on why Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 broke up over Ukraine will be published later today, the BBC reports. Initial findings said it was hit by “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft”.

6. #SAUDI ARABIA: A British pensioner has been sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia. It’s after bottles of homemade wine were reportedly found in his car.

7. #TUBRIDY: Has Ray’s arrival at RTÉ got Tubs worried? The Late Late host has been speaking to TheJournal.ie.

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8. #PLAYBOY: The US owners of Playboy magazine have decided to stop publishing photos of naked women. It’s part of the title’s redesign.

9. #THE OUTLOOK: It’s set to be another fine day, with top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.

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