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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

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EACH DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #ANGLO TAPES: The Irish Independent has published more taped conversations between top executives at Anglo Irish Bank. This round of recordings are from shortly after the bailout and include comments from CEO David Drumm telling staff not to get caught abusing the bank guarantee. He is also heard laughing about the situation while a colleague sings the German national anthem.

2. #ANGLO TAPES II: Meanwhile, Anglo’s former head of Capital Markets John Bowe, who was heard on yesterday’s recordings, has denied allegations that he misled the Central Bank on the institution’s financial position. However, he said he regrets the imprudent and inappropriate language and tone used in the conversations revealed by the newspaper.

3. #KILLORGLIN: The man arrested in the investigation into the brutal murders of Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika has been released without charge. Gardaí in Kerry said a file on the man in his 40s has been prepared for the DPP.

4. #TRAGEDY: A 26-year-old man drowned in a lake in Virginia, county Cavan last night, reports RTÉ News. He was swimming with friends at about 10pm when he got into difficulty.

5. #AUTISM: Former Minister of State Róisín Shortall has criticised the HSE and the Department of Health over revelations that just 10 per cent of a €3 million allocation for autism services has been spent over the past 18 months. Commenting on reports that the money was only used in Minister James Reilly’s constituency, she said the era of “potential cronyism and secret spending” must end.

6. #SEX: There was a dramatic increase in sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) in the capital during 2012, the Dublin Well Woman Centre has revealed. More than 250 positive chlamydia infections and 38 cases of genital herpes were diagnosed in clinics last year.

7. #FOOD BILL: As a report reveals that Lidl and Aldi’s market share is at an all-time high in Ireland, new CSO figures show that Irish people pay above the EU average for everyday groceries such as bread, fruit and potatoes.

8. #MADIBA: Family members kept vigil at Nelson Mandela’s bedsight overnight as the former president remains in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, while outside well-wishers left cards, posters and flowers. South Africa, it seems, has accepted that it is about to lose its iconic leader.

9. #HEARTBREAK: According to relationship counsellors, Facebook and Twitter are to blame for a large proportion of marital breakdowns in Ireland. The Herald reports that as many as four out of 10 separations can be tracked to couples spending too much time online.

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