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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your Sunday.

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

1. #BODY FOUND: The body of a man in his 20s was found in a field near Killinarden Hill in Tallaght last night. Gardaí have appealed for information.

2. #BOSTON: A wreath will be laid by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny today at the memorial to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing last month. Kenny will also take in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland.

3. #HOWLIN: Brendan Howlin has said the Labour Party will “walk out of government” if it feels its influence in the coalition is not strong enough. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform also told he was not concerned about any public anger at Labour over its actions in government, dismissing opinion polls in which his party’s share of the vote has halved since the 2011 election.

4. #EUROVISION: Denmark won Eurovision 2013 last night. Emmelie de Forest received 281 points for her song Only Teardrops. Meanwhile, Ireland’s entry Ryan Dolan came in last place with just five points. The blogged it live, here’s how it all went down.

5. #ABORTION POLL: Support for the suicide clause in the abortion legislation has fallen by three points in five months. The poll for The Sunday Independent shows that now a slim majority of 53 per cent support it.

6. #GARDAÍ ASSAULTED: Two gardaí received hospital treatment after they were assaulted and their patrol car was rammed during a search of a house in Lucan, Dublin yesterday evening. Gardaí also seized heroin worth an estimated €48,000 and arrested a 16-year-old boy.

7. #STOLEN GOODS: Three people were arrested after gardaí recovered stolen goods worth more than €5,000 from a house in Carlow town. The items found include perfume, clothes, and electrical items stolen from retail outlets in recent months.

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8#IRISH PATIENTS: Patients in Ireland have a higher risk of death than in any other country in western Europe according to a study published in The Sunday Business Post.

9. #PLAY BOYS: One in 10 women feels more strongly for a make-believe man than for their own partner. A study featured in The Telegraph reveals that the top 10 characters that women long for include James Bond, Iron Man’s Tony Stark or Batman’s Bruce Wayne.

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