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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Image: Shutterstock/Brent Hofacker

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day. 

1. #DUBLIN: Post-mortem examinations are expected to take place on the bodies of three children found in a house in Dublin last night. 

2. #COURTS: A teenage boy appeared before a special sitting of a Cork court last night charged with the murder of 20-year-old student Cameron Blair at a house party. 

3. #DROGHEDA: A rally is due to be held in Drogheda later today against violence in the area, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set to be in attendance. 

4. #FF/FG: How different are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, really? TheJournal.ie examined the key policies in each party’s manifesto on topics such as health, housing and climate.

5. #VIRUS: Three cases of the coronavirus, a deadly new virus from China, have been confirmed in France. 

6. COURTS: The neighbour of a retired grandmother, whose body was dismembered and scattered at locations in the Wicklow mountains, told a jury that he did not see anything out of the ordinary on the night she was allegedly murdered.

7. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Tributes have been paid to Seamus Mallon, the former NI Deputy First Minister and civil rights campaigner, who died yesterday.

8. #CHEMSEX: An addiction expert has warned people to call an ambulance if they are with someone who overdoses on GHB – or any other drug. 

9. #CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY: The Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality will meet today for the first in a series of discussions around the issue of gender in Irish society.  

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