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The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you take it easy.

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

1. #JOE BIDEN: The son of the United State’s Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden, has died from brain cancer. 

2. #AVERIL POWER: With the high profile senator departing from Fianna Fáil, TheJournal.ie has taken a look at how other parties stack up in terms of female representation. 

3. #POLLING DATA: A new poll from Red C/ The Sunday Business Post has shown a small post-referendum bounce for the government parties. 

4. #CIGARETTES: It turns out that the most popular brand of smuggled cigarettes seized by customs officials is ‘Don Corleone’. In March 10.3 million of them were confiscated. 

5. #JAPAN: An earthquake of the same magnitude that hit Nepal last month has hit Japan. 

6. #WASTE: Following a ruling by France last week to ban supermarkets dumping edible food, should Ireland follow suit? 

7. #SAFETY: Around 135 people drown in Ireland each year. Irish Water Safety is telling people how to look after themselves.

8. #BURGLARY: Gardaí have taken over a semi-detached house to bring you this video on home safety.

9. #NOT HAPPY: The United States has taken exception to sea reclamations by China in the South China Sea. 

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