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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Sunday.

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

1. #GRAHAM DWYER: A woman who attached an ‘unhealthy relationship’ to the convicted murderer was banned from court during the trial and Dwyer has been receiving letters in prison from adoring women.

2. #IRISH WATER: The company has not yet destroyed all of the more than 800,000 PPS numbers it collected – despite having said it would do so by the end of January.

3. #NEGOTIATIONS: Talks are ongoing about a settlement between the Quinn family and the IBRC which could mean the release of a handy €1.2 billion to add to the government’s coffers ahead of the Budget, The Sunday Business Post reports.

4. #TOP GEAR: BBC chief Tony Hall has received death threats over his decision to drop presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

5. #POPULAR MOVE: Communications Minister Alex White is planning to designate the Six Nations Rugby championship “free to air”, The Sunday Times reports.

6. #TROUBLE IN THE RANKS: Fianna Fáil TD told The Sunday Independent he thinks the party is facing “demise” and Micheál Martin’s leadership will be in sharp focus at the Ard Fheis next month.

7. #NIGERIA: Voting in the presidential election has been extended after technical issues yesterday, AFP reports, as voters continue to face the threat of violence from Boko Haram.

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8. #COUNCILS: Just 27 Jobbridge interns hired by local authorities were kept on after their internships finished, out of more than 1,200 who worked with councils as part of the scheme.

9. #SUMMERTIME: In case you forgot, the clocks went forward overnight and it is now, definitely, 9am (unless you’re reading this after 9am). Yes, you lost an hour but it does mean summer has official begun.

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