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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 24 April, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you kick it off.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #BREAK OF DAWN: Over 100,000 people across Ireland and internationally have taken part in the Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ event.

2. #PORTLAOISE: Parents of children who died have spoken about a lack of compassion and dignity at the Midland Regional Hospital.

3. #MELBOURNE: Police in Australia have arrested a teenage boy over an alleged bomb plot planned for Mother’s Day.

4. #JAILED: A 74-year-old Kerry man has received a two year sentence for sexually abusing his sister-in-law.

5. LANDMARK: A US court has reserved judgement in the case of a woman who wants to give birth to her own grandchild using her dead daughter’s eggs. (The Guardian)

6. #PRISONS: The number of sniffer dogs in Irish prisons is set to almost double by the end of the year according to prison officers.

7. #ADRENALINE JUNKIE: A 73-year-old man has died attempting a base jump off a bridge in the US. (CNN)

8. #DR BILL: A former Fine Gael councillor has said that anything other that a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum would be “insane”.

9. #FROM THE DEEP: North Korean media have released pictures of Kim Jong-un at the testing of a submarine-launched missile. (BBC)

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Rónán Duffy

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