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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s making the news this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #EXIT POLL: The results of two exit polls suggest that the Yes side in the Eighth Referendum is set to win by a huge margin.

2. #TIME TO COUNT: Irish men and women turned out in their droves in constituencies across the country yesterday to go to the polls on the historic and divisive referendum. Here’s what to expect from the day ahead.

3. #LIVEBLOG: As counting gets underway in the coming hours, our liveblog will keep you updated every step of the way.

4. COURT: Five patients who were found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity have been discharged from the Central Mental Hospital in the past 12 months.

5. #WEATHER WARNING: Despite temperatures reaching up to 23 degrees over the weekend, heavy rain is expected with a risk of spot flooding in places.

6. #ANA KRIEGEL: 13-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after appearing before the Children’s Court yesterday evening, charged with the murder of Ana Kriegel

7. #ABOVE AND BEYOND: Overtime for members of An Garda Síochána is to be capped across the country. Last night gardaí received a directive stating that overtime is to be strictly restricted to budget going forward in a bid to stem costs.

8. #POSTERS: The vast majority of Irish people want referendum posters banned, a poll has indicated.

9. #OBESITY: Young people who watch one extra junk food advert a week (over the average of six) consume an additional 350 calories in foods high in salt, sugar and fat every week, according to a new study.

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