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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know as we start the weekend.

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

1. #SCIENTOLOGY: A protest will be held today outside a new Dublin Scientology centre.

2. #SHOOTING: A teenager was shot in the leg last night in Dublin.

3. #IRAN: Donald Trump has reiterated his attacks on Iran, but his allies to the nuclear deal say that they don’t have any plans to rip it up.

4. #APPEAL: Gardaí will today renew their appeal for information on the murder of Linda Christian Evans, whose body was found in a woods in Blanchardstown earlier this year.

5. #SPOTTED: The Irish Daily Mail reports that a man who has no links to crime has been twice wrongly identified by a new breed of gangland spotters who spot potential assassination targets for the Hutch and Kinahan gangs.

6. #BUS EIREANN: A row has broken out between Employment Minister Regina Doherty and unions over services on the 109 Navan-Cavan route.

7. #BUDGET: The Budget may be over, but some announcements flew under the radar.

8. #PRESS FREEDOM: Ireland has slipped down the rankings of countries in terms of press freedom, due to concentrated media ownership, draconian defamation laws and lack of access to gardaí.

9. #WEATHER: Ireland is bracing for wild weather as Hurricane Ophelia bears down on the country.

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