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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know this morning to start your Bank Holiday weekend.

Image: Kirsty Hall via Flickr/Creative Commons

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #ANGLO: The Central Bank’s then-governor said there was “very little he could do” to prevent Anglo Irish Bank collapsing. Documents obtained by the Irish Times reveal that he was tipped off by a senior Bank of Ireland official about Anglo’s situation just hours before the bank guarantee

2.#SOUTH KOREA: The arrested captain of the ferry that capsized with hundreds on board has said he delayed evacuating the ship because of weather conditions and the lack of rescue ships.

3. #COURTS:  A 45-year-old man arrested after gardaí seized drugs worth millions of euro, guns and ammunition will appear before court this morning. Eight others were arrested as part of the major drug-dealing crackdown.

4. #OVERSPEND: The HSE could see a “cash shortfall” of over €532 million, according to a report seen by the Irish Independent. It comes a week the Department of Health was told it must meet its savings targets.

5. #ARREST: A man in his twenties has been arrested by police investigating the murder last night of former senior continuity IRA member Tommy Crossan.

6. #UKRAINE: A Washington-brokered deal between Russia and Ukraine has stalled after militants refused to leave occupied buildings. Russia has revealed it has troops massed on Ukraine’s border.

7. #REHAB: Business trips and lobbying expenses were among invoices submitted to Rehab by former director Frank Flannery, the Examiner reports. The PAC heard earlier this month that Flannery received over €400,000 in consultancy fees.

8. #GARDAÍ: Just 49 gardaí have applied for a €36,000 career break, new figures reveal. Officers can apply for reasons such as foreign travel, or other employment opportunities.

9. #DRIVEWAYS: More than fifty families don’t own their home’s driveway due to a mapping error at an estate in Co Limerick, the Examiner reports. Their cars will allegedly be clamped if they do not obtain a permit.

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