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The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday, here’s what’s happening.

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

1. #GLASGOW: Alexander Pacteau, the man who murdered Irish nurse Karen Buckley, is appealing the length of his sentence.

2. #ON THE RUN: A man wanted over the murder of his landlord in Wales has been arrested in Galway.

3. #PENSIONS: Figures given to RTÉ reveal the largest pension lump sum paid out to a retired garda last year was €262,000.

4. #CHANGEABLE It’s not all sunshine and rainbows at Met Éireann as complaint letters sent to the forecaster show people really let them have it when they don’t quite get it right.

5. #HOUSING CRISIS: Land taken over by the State over the course of the banking crisis will be used to build new homes, the Irish Independent reports.

6. #COOLOCK: A known criminal in Dublin was thrown out of a car at Beaumont Hospital after being stabbed at a funeral, The Herald reports.

7. #MISS Y: The asylum seeker who was refused an abortion in Ireland is to start legal proceedings against 11 respondents including the HSE and Department of Justice, The Irish Times reports.

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8. #SMARTEN UP: A review of the Department of Social Protection highlighted concerns staff members have about the “scruffy” appearances of their colleagues, the Irish Daily Mail reports.

9. #RELIGION: Pope Francis will begin a three-day visit to Cuba today followed by his first ever trip to the US.

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