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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Ready for your Sunday morning breakfast? Here are nine things to know before you get started.

Image: NeonMan via Flickr/Creative Commons

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

1. #MURDER: A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death at Northern Cross in Dublin 17 last night, gardaí said this morning.

2. #TERRORISM: Scotland Yard has arrested three more men in relation to the brutal killing of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich on Tuesday. Two of the men were tasered as they were detained by specialist terrorism and firearms officers.

3. #PARIS: In a crime which raises echoes of the gruesome murder of the British soldier, a member of the French army was stabbed in the neck while on patrol in Paris. A manhunt for the culprit has got underway and Private First Class Cedric Cordier is expected to survive.

4. #POPULARITY CONTEST: For the first time in five years, Fine Gael is not leading the political popularity race. In the latest Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post, the party’s support is level with that of Fianna Fáil which gained one point.

5. #SYRIA: The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are helping Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. In a televised address, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah pledged that they will turn the tide of the conflict in favour of the embattled President’s.

6. #CRASH: It was another bad night on the roads as a 30-year-old man died in a two-vehicle collision at Dunkinelly in Donegal at about 10.45pm. Two others – a 21-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman – were injured in the crash.

7. #SAME-SEX: Security is high in Paris today as the French capital braces itself for a massive protest against gay marriage. Up to 200,000 demonstrators are expected, reports France24.

8. #TAXING: There is much in today’s newspapers about Ireland’s favourite status with multinationals because of our tax regime. According to the Sunday Times (citing Trinity College research), Ireland has been named the third biggest “tax haven” for US profits. Meanwhile, the Sunday Business Post claims Apple obtained its controversial tax deal in 1990.

9. #MONEY: Speaking of Apple and money, an auctioneer in Germany has sold one of the company’s first ever computers – a functioning 1976 model dubbed Apple 1 – for a record €516,000.

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