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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 25 April, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday, so here’s what you should know before you hit the weekend.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. LONG LIVE THE KING: World leaders are to begin arriving in Saudi Arabia over the coming days to offer condolences to the new king over the death of King Abdullah.

2. #GRAHAM DWYER: The second day of the Graham Dwyer murder trial heard some emotional testimony from the father of Elaine O’Hara.

3. #SHANNON CONLEY: A 19-year-old US teen has been sentenced to four years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

4. #CHECK YOUR SUMS: Pre-budget proposals from political parties’ could be looked over by a new Oireachtas committee.

5. #NEW AGE: A holistic teaching method called Steiner education has been given official recognition for the first time in Ireland.

6. LIFE IN THE OLD RABBITTE: Labour are considering proposing Pat Rabbitte as the new Ceann Comhairle if Sean Barrett steps down, reports The Irish Times.

7. #SEABED: Indonesian salvage teams have launched an operation to raise the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed last month.

8. #GARDAÍ: There are no plans to replace the 16-year-old garda Pulse computer system according to the Justice Minister.

9. #INDIA: Uber sent an email promoting its return to New Delhi to a woman allegedly raped by one of its drivers, claims her lawyer.

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Rónán Duffy

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