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Catch up as you wake up.

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

1. #TAX EVASION A serving civil servant has given the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee an “extensive dossier” containing information on senior politicians avoiding tax, according to the Irish Times.

2. #JOB FAIRY 600 new jobs have been announced in Kildare, Longford and Dublin.

3. #SURROGACY The Supreme Court is expected to decide this morning on the rights of a genetic mother of twins whose sister gave birth to them as a surrogate.

4. #HEARTBROKEN The family of Jolanta Lubiene and her daughter Enrika have spoken out about their heartbreak. Yesterday, Aurimas Andruska was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of their murders in June 2013.

5. #SEÁN DUNNE The Irish property developer is set to go ahead with his attempt to be declared bankrupt in the United States.

6. #AC/DC: The charge of “attempting to procure murder” against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped due to lack of evidence.

7. #CANNIBAL ATTACK Residents in a South Wales village are in shock after a woman was murdered in an alleged cannibal attack. [SKY News]

8. #BRUSSELS Police in Belgium have used tear gas and water cannons on anti-austerity protesters in Brussels. [BBC]

9. #TO INFINITY AND BEYOND…AGAIN It’s happening, people: Disney Pixar has confirmed that Toy Story 4 is in production and will be released in 2017.

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