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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning! Today’s top stories so far…

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

#GUERIN: The release, yesterday, of the Guerin Report is still dominating headlines. The barrister made a series of specific recommendations regarding Baileboro Garda Station — read our report here, and catch up on all our Guerin coverage here.

#OUTRAGE: The UN Security Council has condemned last month’s abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. US First Lady Michelle Obama is to deliver an address on the subject later today.

#ROAD CRASH: A 29-year-old motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Co Monaghan last night. The two occupants of the car were uninjured.

#KILKENNY: A man arrested following the fatal stabbing of a woman in Kilkenny on Thursday is still being questioned by gardaí. The 28-year-old woman was working in a shop in the Market Cross centre when the man came in and stabbed her.

#HOUSING: Funding for social housing in Dublin city is to be cut by almost half next year, the Irish Times reports this morning. The amount is to drop to €44.5 million in 2015, from an €80 million spend this year.

#JOB LOSSES: More than 100 people have lost their jobs at two Sky TV providers, this morning’s Irish Independent reports. Staff at Live Wire in Kilkenny and Premier Digital in Limerick were made redundant after contracts with Sky were terminated.

#BEFORE SUNRISE: Tens of thousands of people took part in the annual Darkness into Light walks this morning: an estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations around the country to raise funds for suicide and self-harm charity Peita House.

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#GIRO: The opening stage of the Giro d’Italia — the world’s second-largest cycle race — ended in Belfast last evening. Canadian Svien Tuft won — but there was disaster for Irish rider Dan Martin, who was ruled out of the entire race following a heavy crash.

#HAMLET WITHOUT THE PRINCE: The party continues in Denmark tonight, as Europe gathers for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sadly, we’re not invited…

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