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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

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

1. #INVESTIGATION: Human remains found in County Meath have been identified as a 37 year-old male from Blanchardstown. An extensive search of the area in Clonee was carried out following the discovery of a human arm on Friday.

2. #BAILOUT: The government is hesitant to accept a post-bailout ‘overdraft facility’ from the troika in case there are harsh conditions attached to it, the Sunday Times reports. They are instead seeking a “promise of money”.

3. #FÁILTE: The government has spent almost €17,000 on “tokens of mutual appreciation” to dignitaries since 2003.

4. #MEDICINE: Despite measures introduced last week to reduce the price of over 500 drugs, patients in Ireland are still paying up to four times more than those in Britain, the Sunday Business Post reports.

5. #MOVIN’ ON UP: The Sunday Times reports that an Irish woman is tipped internationally to become the first female cardinal in the Catholic Church, while the Sunday Independent says that government have been contacted by the EU officials to gauge Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s interest in taking up a role in Brussels, possibly president of the European Commission or Council.

6. #CORRIB: An expert appointed by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to inspect a tunnel at the Corrib gas pipeline, in which a man in his 20s died just weeks later, did not have sufficient training to access it.

7. #WAR CRIMES: A Muslim community leader from the UK and a US citizen have been found guilty of war crimes in Bangladesh, AFP reports. The pair were convicted of murdering 18 people during the country’s 1971 war of independence, and BBC say that the two men have been sentenced to death.

8. #LAX: A man suspected to have carried out a gun attack in Los Angeles Airport on Friday has been charged with murder, the BBC reports. The shooting killed one security officer and caused widespread flight disruption.

9. #UNIVERSITY: Trinity College Dublin might have a different name by 2014. Speaking to the Sunday Business Post, the university’s provost said he aims to establish the college as a ‘global brand’, and a name-change could be part of a campaign to achieve that.

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