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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #PLETTENBERG BAY: A newly wed couple from Co. Down have been found dead on a beach while on their honeymoon in South Africa. John Rodgers and Lynette Rodgers are believed to have drowned.

2. #OKLAHOMA: Four people, including a two-year-old, have died and dozens more injured after a car struck a crowd at a homecoming parade in the United States. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

3. #RISE AND FALL: Budget 2016 had a mixed impact on the public’s view of the coalition. The latest Sunday Business Post/Red C poll shows a boost of 2% for Fine Gael’s support, which now stands at 30%, but Labour experienced a three-point drop to 7%.

4. #DINGLE PENINSULA: A woman aged in her 80s has died in a house fire in Co Kerry. The fire broke out at around 9pm in Ballyferriter.

5. #GARDAÍ: The Irish Mail on Sunday has details of a memo written by Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Louth, revealing a ‘dangerous’ lack of resources in the Dundalk border area.

6. #HOUSING CRISIS: Environment Minister Alan Kelly has hit out at the Central Bank’s new mortgage rules. Speaking to the Sunday Independent, Kelly said he believes it had a devastating impact on the market, and accused the bank of creating the “perfect storm”.

7. #ARMY COUNCIL: The Sunday Times claims that the IRA will play a role in selecting the next president of Sinn Féin, and has reportedly expressed opposition to Mary Lou McDonald being appointed due to her lack of republican history.

8. #STARVING: A soup kitchen in Cork says people who can’t afford to travel into the city are – for the first time – calling them asking for food, The Sunday World reports. Penny Dinners is averaging five calls a week from people who have gone without food for days.

9. #DING DONG: The clocks have gone back by an hour, but you knew that already, right? Don’t look so surprised.

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