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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee…

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EVERY DAY, brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #HUMAN REMAINS: Gardaí believe that the remains found in the Dublin Mountains on Friday night could be that of a woman or a young boy. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the human skeletal remains today. [RTE]

2. #REPOSSESSIONS: A deal has been struck between Allsop Space auctioneers and the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Association that will stop repossessed homes being sold.

3. #PRIORY HALL: State Funding is likely to be part of any deal struck over Priory Hall, reports Pat Leahy and Fearghal O’Connor in The Sunday Business Post, which says that Minister Phil Hogan has asked the Banking Federation for some sort of debt forgiveness on mortgage arrears. [The Sunday Business Post]

4. #LEICESTER: Five people are still being detained in connection to a fire that killed the wife and children of a Dublin-based neurosurgeon. Dr Muhammad Taufiq said he deeply misses his family.

5. # POLL: Labour has hit a five-year low in opinion polls, with The Sunday Business Post/RedC poll published today shows they have dropped 2 per cent, down to 10 per cent.

6. #LATE NIGHT: Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe has told that Fine Gael could have lost up to 10 TDs over the abortion issue, adding that the 5am Dáil sitting was overshadowed by incidents like “lapgate”.

7. #PENALTY POINTS: New rules introduced by the gardaí strictly prohibit officers from deleting penalty points for family and friends. [The Sunday Times]

8. #MEXICO: More than 5,000 people have been evacuated on the Gulf of Mexico coast ahead of Hurricane Ingrid which already has winds of 120km/h. [BBC]

9. #AFGHANISTAN: At least 27 miners have been killed in a collapse in northern province of Samangan. [BBC]

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