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The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend, and here are the morning’s top stories.

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EVERY MORNING,  TheJournal.ie  brings you the stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #RUSSIA: Opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Vladamir Putin, was shot dead near the Kremlin.

2. #LONGFORD: a 27-year-old man was killed in a car crash overnight while a passenger in the car was also injured.

3.#BALLYFERMOT: A local councillor has condemned the shooting of a man last night while he was out walking with his child.

4. #SAFETY: The Irish Times reports risks to babies delivered at Portiuncula Hospital continued even after measures were put in place in response to the cases of seven babies who died or were seriously injured there..

5. #JUNIOR CYCLE: Teacher unions have said they will not go ahead with another strike right now, having met last night to considered revised proposals, RTÉ reports.

6. #NO THANKS: Labour Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has ruled out going into coalition with just about everyone – except Fine Gael.

7. #REFUND: Thousands of pensioners are owned money from Revenue after a blunder resulted in too much income tax being taken from their pensions.

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8. #WINDY WEEKEND: Met Éireann has two weather warnings in place covering most of the country as strong winds are expected until early tomorrow morning.

9. #EUROVISION: Ireland will be represented by 16-year-old Molly Sterling this year, after she won Eurosong on the Late Late Show last night.

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