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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 24 April, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

And breathe, it’s Saturday. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

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

1. #ISLAMIC STATE: David Cameorn has said that the UK will “hunt down” the militants who beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning.

2. #ROADS: A 19-year-old man has died after a two-car crash in Whitegate in Co Cork. A 62-year-old pedestrian also died after a collision with a car in Dublin city.

3. #COSY: The Government’s Housing Agency wants Dublin City Council to allow smaller studio apartments to be built to deal with a supply shortage says The Irish Times

4. #BURTON BOUNCE: Labour members have been quietly noting how the mood of the party has improved since Joan Burton replaced Eamon Gilmore as leader.

5. HONG KONG:  Amnesty International says protesters are being targeted by violence from Triad gangs and sexual assaults.

6. #TRAGEDY: An investigation has been launched into the death of a baby at Mullingar Hospital according to the Irish Independent.

7. #MARVEL: A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, a medical first, reports BBC News.

8. #CAMP X-RAY:  A US judge has ordered the Obama administration to release 28 videos showing force-feeding at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

9. #QUITTING MATCHES: The Donegal county board has confirmed that Jim McGuinness has stepped down as the county’s GAA senior football manager.

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Rónán Duffy

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