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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your Sunday morning.

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

1. #DISPROPORTIONATE: African families are 20 times more likely to end up in the child care courts.

2. #MISS Y:The Sunday Times says it was refused permission to report some details of the Miss Y case because a judge feared the details would be “used and abused” in the abortion debate.

3. #BAILOUT: A new book about Brian Lenihan claims that Ireland was told by EU and ECB officials that the state would be bankrupted if bondholders were burned says the Sunday Independent.

4. #MOUNT ONTAKE: More than 30 people are feared dead in Japan as the Mount Ontake volcano continues to erupt.

5. #PRICE OF A PINT: Reducing excise duty on a pint of beer by 5 cents would cost the exchequer €41 million a year according to Government estimates.

6. #MEDIA: In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Denis O’Brien says he “doesn’t mind being a target” of media coverage. “It’s the price of success,” he says.

7. #FERGUSON: A police officer was shot in the arm while interrupting a burglary in Ferguson, Missouri according to CBS News.

8. #OCCUPY CENTRAL: A civil disobedience pro-democracy movement is aiming to shut down parts of Hong Kong with a massive sit-in reports BBC News.

9. #KNOCKOUT: Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor continued his undefeated UFC record with an impressive first round win at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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