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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C
The 9 at 9 Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your day.

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

1. #STABBING: A man is still being held this morning in connection with the death of Dean Fitzpatrick in Dublin on Saturday night. The Irish Independent reports that the man arrested is the 23-year-old’s stepfather and that he handed himself into Coolock Garda Station.

2. #HADDINGTON ROAD: A union representing university teachers has said it will seek legal advice in relation to the Haddington Road public pay agreement. General Secretary of IFUT Mike Jennings has described the text of the legislation as a “rushed job” and said there are some discrepancies as to how those not associated with a representative body will be dealt with.

3. #FINAL COUNTDOWN: Tomorrow is the final deadline for filing returns for the Local Property Tax with just 40 hours left for those who have yet to pay. An estimated 1.1 million people have paid the tax so far and anyone filing at the last minute will have to do so online before midnight tomorrow.

4. #BANKRUPTCY: There has been an increase in the number of Irish people claiming bankruptcy in England and Wales, RTÉ reports. Figures from Britain’s Insolvency Service show that there were 75 cases last year alone of people with Irish addresses included in their details.

5. #I PREDICT A RIOT: Gardaí and PSNI officers are devising a major security operation in anticipation of riots on the days surrounding the G8 summit in Fermanagh next month. The Herald reports that 400 officers in Dublin will be on standby for five days and the PSNI has admitted attacks by dissidents are likely.

6. #BAILOUT: Finance Minister Michael Noonan is due to present a proposal to Cabinet on a strict new economic plan that will replace our bailout programme from the Troika, The Irish Times reports. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has already written to all government departments outlining aims for expenditure cuts over the next couple of years.

7. #LONDON: Three of the nine people arrested in connection to the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London last week have now been released on bail. The two suspected killers remain under armed guard in separate hospitals after being injured in a shoot-out with police at the scene last Wednesday.

8. #SYRIA: Key talks with international leaders will be held in Brussels and Paris amid a push for a new peace conference on the Syria conflict. The 27 EU foreign ministers are due to discuss the lifting of the arms embargo but member states are deeply divided over the issue.

9. #PROTEST: At least 150,000 people took part in a largely peaceful protest against same-sex marriage in Paris yesterday. A total of 293 arrests were made and six people were injured in the demonstration against a new law allowing both homosexual marriages and adoptions by gay couples.

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