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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 25 April, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr/Creative Commons

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

1.#BUDGET 2015: The government can hit its Budget deficit targets without new taxes or spending cuts, a new report from the Department of Finance says.

2.#BUDGET 2015: But is Sinn Féin really proposing a 73% tax rate?

3.#MS Y: The asylum seek who unsuccessfully sought an abortion after an alleged rape was arrested in Liverpool just weeks before she gave birth, the Irish Times reports.

4.#BY-ELECTIONS: The counting in two by-elections – in Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim – gets under way today, looking to fill the two vacant Dáil seats left by the elections to Europe of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan.

5.#HOUSING: Housing charity Threshold says that people are illegally paying top ups on their rent supplement just to live in a garage.

6.#EBOLA: The UN Special Envoy says that the world must tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever.

7.#TAXING ISSUE: Revenue is asking people how they plan to pay their Local Property Tax. The commission is sending letters to around a million homes.

8.#HACKING: An Irish journalist has been quizzed by UK police in connection with historical cases of computer hacking, the Irish Independent reports.

9.#ISLAMIC STATE: Kurdish fighters have begun to beat back the advance of ISIS fighters in the battleground city of Kobane.

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