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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

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

1. #PEGGY: The search for missing Peggy Mangan, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had a tragic end yesterday as the pensioner’s body was found in Ballymun. Two volunteers who had been taking part in a coordinated search for her made the discovery at around 3.30pm.

2. #PAGEANTS: The Children’s Minister has said she will continue “to monitor” the beauty pageant situation in Ireland but has no plans to follow France’s lead and ban such events. It’s after organisers of last weekend’s controversial contest signalled they planned to stage more events in Ireland.

3. #POLL: The latest opinion poll on the Seanad shows that 64 per cent would be in favour of doing away with the upper house, with 36 per cent against — once ‘undecideds’ are excluded. One in ten asked said they didn’t plan to vote.

4. #ANGLO TAPES: Details of another recorded phonecall between former executives at the bank have been published today by The Sunday Independent. Former CEO David Drumm can be heard, the paper reports, admitting he knew the lender was sending 6 billion “around in a circle”.

5. #QUINN: Sean Quinn is to be a state witness in the trial of former Anglo chairman Seán Fitzpatrick, The Sunday Times is reporting. Quinn, his wife and their five adult children have been summonsed to appear as witnesses in the case against Fitzpatrick and two other former executives at the bank.

6. #ITALY: Five centre-right ministers in Italy have resigned from Italy’s fragile coalition government, prompting a fresh political crisis. The move came after what Prime Minister Enrico Letta called a “crazy act” of encouragement by their leader Silvio Berlusconi.

7. #JILL: Thousands have taken part in a march in Melbourne to remember Jill Meagher. The march comes just days after serial rapist Adrian Bayley had an application to appeal his sentence refused. ABC, where Jill worked, have details.

8. #TENDER: Just months after a climbdown on the way it issued a tender looking for suppliers ahead of a 1916 commemoration, An Post has once again been criticised for its procurement processes.

9. #TEENAGE DREAMS: “You literally dream of that from when you’re a kid, going up to the Hill after scoring a goal.”: 19-year-old Shane O’Donnell has been talking about his 3-3 that fired Clare to All-Ireland victory over Cork at Croke Park yesterday.

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