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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Get your day started with all the news you need to know.

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

1. #SUPER CYCLONE PAM: A massive tropical cyclone which has hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific leaving “complete devastation”. Dozens are feared dead.

2. #CRASH: Two people died in road crashes late yesterday. A 30-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash in Cork, and man was killed in a collision on the M50 overnight.

3. #DUDE: A never-before-aired interview by the late radio legend Tony Fenton with Bono is due to be broadcast in the coming weeks. The extensive interview was recorded at the singer’s home in Killiney.

4. #WATER WATER EVERYWHERE: Water sources in several counties are at risk of being ‘abandoned’, the Irish Independent reports, due to issues surrounding pollution or sustainability.  Some 220,000 people could be affected.

5. #GE16: One of four anti-water charge protesters freed from prison this week has said she plans to run for the Dáil at the next general election. Bernie Hughes will first suss out whether the bid can be properly financed.

6. #PAY PER VIEW: Rights to Ireland’s Six Nations games could be sold off to a subscription TV service, the Irish Daily Mail reports, quoting RTÉ presenter Tom McGurk. The state broadcaster and the BBC have the rights until 2017.

7. #FILL IT UP: A rise in fuel prices for Irish motorists is being blamed on a weak euro, the Irish Mirror reports. The price has risen by 7 cent.

8. #THE BIG MOVE: Egypt’s government has announced plans to build a new capital city at a cost of €40bn, BBC news reports. The intention is that the new city will ease congestion and overpopulation.

9. #END OF THE ROAD: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has hinted at a possible end to his time as frontman of the show. Writing in his column in the Sun, he called himself a ‘dinosaur’, noting: ”These big, imposing creatures have no place in a world which has moved on.”

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