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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
The 9 at 9 Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know at the start of this Bank Holiday Monday.

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #CYPRUS: The president of Cyprus has said the controversial tax on people’s savings as part of an EU bailout deal is the “least painful” option. The Cypriot parliament is expected to vote on the bailout deal today in a bid to prevent a run on banks when they reopen in the country on Tuesday.

2. #ROADS: A 28-year-old male pedestrian is in serious condition in Cork University Hospital after he was struck by a car in Youghal at around 8pm last night. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

3. #GOVERNMENT JET: Trips on the government jet are costing almost €2 million more per year than if commercial airlines were used, the Irish Daily Mail reports.

4. #DATA PROTECTION: Insurance company FBD has been ordered to pay High Court costs to a man after he took a case claiming his data protection rights had been breached after the theft of his work van from his Dublin home in September 2008.

5. #IRISH ABROAD: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington today to discuss Northern Ireland, Syria, and plans to radically reform America’s immigration laws.

6. #SEARCH: The search will resume today at the River Foyle for a Dublin teenager who has not been since since last Thursday. The Irish Times reports that 18-year-old Kieran McKeon had travelled to Derry with 21-year-old Alexandra O’Brien, a fellow patient at the St John of God Hospital in Stillorgan whose body was found in the river on Thursday.

7. #RAPE: Two high school students in Ohio have been found guilty of the rape of a 16-year-old girl in a case which has drawn huge attention in the US for the way social media initially spurred on the prosecution, the New York Times reports.

8. #DEEP BLUE SOMETHING: Scientists have found that the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean located almost 11 kilometres under Pacific Ocean, is teeming with microscopic life, despite previously being through to be too severe an environment for any life to exist.

9. #THE HOFF: Twenty four years after he memorably sang on the Berlin Wall, David Hasselhoff has returned to the city to join a campaign to save the longest surviving stretch of the wall from being destroyed to make way for a property development. The Hoff tweeted this video as he was met with thousands of people at the East Side Gallery in Berlin on Sunday in a bid to save the famous mural-covered wall.

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