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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

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EACH DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #TRAGIC DEATH Gardaí are investigating the tragic death of a person who was struck by an out-of-service commuter train at 12.20am this morning, around 500 yards from Adamstown station. Emergency services are at the scene and there will be disruptions to Irish Rail’s intercity services today. Bus transfers are in place.

2. #WATER Parts of Dublin are to be hit by disruption to water supplies all day today as Dublin City Council carries out essential works. Areas including Raheny, Artane, Killester, Coolock, Edenmore, Kilbarrack and Donnycarney should expect a disruption to their water from 6am this morning until midnight. Mobile water tankers will be in place throughout the day.

3. #SINN FÉIN Sinn Féin’s Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has told TheJournal.ie that he doesn’t have a personal desire to lead Sinn Féin, despite having been tipped in some quarters as a possible successor to Gerry Adams. But he did not rule out a leadership bid altogether.

4. #ANGLO TAPES David Drumm has apologised for the “frivolous tone and language” in the Anglo Tapes, the Sunday Business Post reports. Drumm said he was ‘embarrassed and shocked’ by the tapes, which have caused controversy since their release by the Irish Independent. In today’s Sunday Independent, Drumm is quoted as saying he would ‘probably punch’ the late former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan. Meanwhile, a banking inquiry by the Oireachtas will not be finished until 2015, the Sunday Times reports.

5. #PARTY SUPPORT According to a Red C/Sunday Business Post poll, there has been a drop of four points in support for the main opposition party Fianna Fáil since the release of the Anglo tapes. Fine Gael has gained two points, Labour one and Sinn Féin one. There has been no change in support for independents and smaller parties.

6. #RUBBISH Around half of the Dublin City Council tenants who were sent letters asking them to inform them how they dump their rubbish legally have replied. Assistant area manager for the central area for DCC, Brendan Hayden, said that the response rate is low and indicated the council could ‘take action’ in relation to those who do not reply to reminder letters.

7. #COLLISION Gardaí in Tallaght are investigating a single-vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at a slip road onto the M50 northbound at junction 10 at around 6.30am today. A male motorcyclist in his 20s was fatally injured in the incident.

8. #EGYPT Egypt is braced for mass protests today, with hundreds of people already camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square ahead of rallies to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Police and troops have been deployed to protect key buildings around the country, while hospitals have been placed on high alert.

9.#AUSTRALIA Australia’s new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is a “changed man” since his first time in the role, his deputy Anthony Albanese said today. A national poll showed that the switch from Julia Gillard to Rudd has revived the government’s election hopes. “People know Kevin Rudd. People trust Kevin Rudd. People like Kevin Rudd,” Albanese said

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