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Morning… Here’s everything you need to know as we head into Sunday.

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

1. #RESCUE: A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital in Cork, after he fell into a river last night in the Glanmire area.

2. #MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday, said in an interview just weeks ago that he was afraid Vladimir Putin could have him killed.

3. #COMING BACK: IAG boss Willie Walsh is preparing a renewed offer for Aer Lingus, according to the Sunday Business Post. Walsh is increasingly positive he can gain political and union support, in spite of last week’s knock-back, according to the paper.

4. #CRASH: A man in his 50s has died following a single-car crash in the Dublin Mountains. It happened in Glencullen last night.

5. #MONEY: The Sunday Independent has been doing the sums on the Labour retirement pot. The pensions of the current Labour ministers could cost up to €15 million, according to the paper.

6. #SELL SELL SELL: A review of RTÉ by state corporate investment adviser NewEra recommends that the state broadcaster sell-off 2fm to ease its financial woes, according to The Sunday Times. 

7. #ACCORDING TO JOAN: Labour leader Joab Burton has hit out at ‘bullying’ water protesters and the hard-left in her set-piece televised speech from her party’s conference.

8. #HELLO AGAIN: President Higgins has been letting The42.ie in on what last-minute messages he imparts to Irish (and visiting) teams ahead of big rugby matches.

9. #POINTS OF INTEREST: How much do you know about Spock’s ears? Impress your friends with these fascinating facts.

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