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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Morning… Here’s everything you need to know as you kick-off your Sunday.

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #POLLS: The latest opinion poll ahead of Friday’s European election shows Sinn Féin well on course to take three seats. The party’s Dublin candidate Lynn Boylan looks set to top the ballot in the constituency, according to the The Sunday Times survey.

2. #QUITTING: The clinical director of Beaumont Hospital has quit, citing patient safety concerns, The Sunday Business Post reports this morning. Professor Shane O’Neill said that he could not stand over “significant clinical risks”.

3. #PROTEST: Up to 8,000 people turned out yesterday to protest against the closure of the emergency department at Our Lady’s Navan. It’s been proposed that the ED be downgraded to a local injuries unit.

4. #FLOODS: The heaviest rains in more than a century have sparked floods across Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 30 lives and leading to the evacuation so far of more than 16,000 from flooded villages.

5. #VIETNAM: Around 3,000 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Vietnam following a wave of anti-China violence. The unrest had been triggered by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters.

6. #CHARGES: Most voters don’t believe the new water charges will be just or fair, according to a poll for the Sunday Independent. Just over three out of four people believe the new levies will be not be “fair and equitable” the paper says.

7. #ARREST: A man’s been arrested and charged following a supermarket robbery in Gorey yesterday. A man wearing a distinctive red balaclava entered the shop and threatened staff at knifepoint, gardaí say.

8. #RICH: Ireland’s wealthiest 250 people are now worth over a third of the nation’s GDP, according this morning’s Sunday Times Rich List. Hilary Weston, who owns Brown Thomas, tops the list, while U2 have dropped down to 19th place.

9. #RAIN MONSTER: So much for the sunshine — a band of heavy rain’s been travelling over the country overnight. If it hasn’t hit your area yet, you’re doing pretty well…

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