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Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your Sunday.

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

1. #PAPER TRAIL: There is no written record of Taoiseach Enda Kenny asking officials in his department for documents that explain the rationale behind the bank guarantee. The requests were made “verbally”.

2. #SHATTER: The Sunday Times reports that Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will not apologise or correct the Dáil record after suggesting that Sergeant Maurice McCabe did not cooperate with the inquiry into penalty points cancellations.

3. #TEETHING PROBLEMS?: Messaging service WhatsApp has apologised after an outage affected millions worldwide, mere days after the company was bought by Facebook

4. #PANTIGATE: Columnist John Waters is on extended leave from The Irish Times after he sent them a legal letter about a column in the same paper by Una Mulally according to the Sunday Independent.

5. #KIEV: The BBC reports that freed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has urged opposition supporters in Kiev’s Independence Square to continue their protests.

6. #GSOC: Verrimus, the British security firm hired to look at potential surveillance at the Garda Ombudsman, was itself targeted while in Dublin last year reports The Sunday Times.

7. #DOLE: The amount the government pays out in Jobseeker’s payments is expected to fall by between 10 and 20 per cent this year

8. #ER: The HSE is to carry out a review of Dublin’s emergency departments with a view to closing a number of units according to the Sunday Business Post.

9. #COYBIG: After oval ball disappointment yesterday, Ireland’s footballers will find out today who they must beat if they want to qualify for Euro 2016 in France. Check out our take on the draw.

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