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GOOD MORNING

The 9 at 9 It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories, a little before nine, you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #ANGLO: Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan, former executives at Anglo Irish Bank, will find out today if they are to face a jail term. They were found guilty of illegally lending to 10 clients to prop up the bank’s share price.

2. #ELECTION 2014: Labour MEP Phil Prendergast has called for party leader Eamon Gilmore to step down. It comes in the wake of opinion polls placing Labour’s European elections candidates at the back of the race.

3. #CRIME: A 39-year-old man was shot several times last night as he answered his front door. The attack took place in Dowth, Co Meath.

4. #ROBBERIES: A TD has warned that the safety of staff working alone in betting offices is a growing cause of concern. Over 550 robberies has taken place in these shops over the past three years.

5. #UNITED KINGDOM: Two women and three young children, have died in a house fire in Sheffield.

6. #CORPORATION TAX: A technology company paid just €11 million in corporation tax last year despite an increase in turnover of more than €7bn. The Irish Independent reports that Oracle filed Irish profits of €164.4 million last year.

7. #UKRAINE: New sanctions are likely to be imposed on Russia by the United States and the European Union within hours, AFP reports. It comes amid rising tensions over the kidnapping of international observers by pro-Moscow militants.

8. #MH370: The Australian Prime Minister has admitted it is “highly unlikely” that any surface wreckage will be found from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. A more intensive underwater search is to take place.

9. #MINIMUM WAGE: Ireland has the seventh highest minimum wage in the world, the Irish Examiner reports. Australia comes out on top of the survey at €24,000 per year, and Uganda at the bottom with €21.

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