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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know: FG to outline its plans for HSE abolition; two protesters killed in Tunisia; UK police given good cycling advice.

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Every morning, theJournal.ie brings you nine things you really, really need to know as you start your day.

1. #OPINION POLL: A Quantum Research poll in the Sunday Independent today puts Fine Gael well ahead at 42 per cent of decided voters. Fianna Fáil is in second place with 24 per cent in this poll.

2. #GE11: The campaign rolls on today, when Fine Gael will outline its plans to abolish the HSE. Fianna Fáil and Labour will be focusing on jobs today, while Sinn Féin officially launches its election campaign in Dublin this morning.

3. #EGYPT: Oppositions party the Muslim Brotherhood will meet the new vice-president in Egypt today in an effort to ease tensions in the country, the BBC reports. Demonstrators continue to protests against Mubarak’s presidency in Cairo today, for a 13th day.

4. #RUSSIA: Russia’s most wanted terrorist has released a video message suggesting he was behind last month’s fatal bomb attack on Domodedovo airport outside Moscow. Russia Today reports that there has been no official response to the video posted online by Chechen Doku Umarov. Putin had earlier said there was no link between Chechen militants and the Domodedovo attack.

5. #AER LINGUS: A full return to scheduled services is expected tomorrow for Aer Lingus, after agreement was reached between management and the union representing cabin crew over controversial rosters. Around 300 staff who had been suspended have already been returned to payroll, according to the Sunday Business Post.

6. #MISSING: The family and friends of Amy Fitzpatrick, who went missing in Spain three years ago are to light candles outside a town hall near their Costa del Sol home to mark her 19th birthday tomorrow, the Sunday World writes. The missing teenager’s mother Audrey says she still believes her daughter is alive, and may have been “brainwashed” by an older man.

7. #ROADS: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a crash at Ballymaquirk, Co Cork, in which a 19-year-old man was killed. He was the only occupant of a car which left the road and crashed at around 6am today.

8. #TUNISIA: At least two anti-government protesters have died after police reportedly opened fire on demonstrators in El Kef, Tunisia, yesterday, Al Jazeera reports.

9. #GOOD ADVICE: Police in the UK have been issued with detailed guides for riding their bikes. The guide provides advice on everything from the best way to treat chapped lips, to high-energy snacks, the Telegraph reports. Offices are also advised to wear “a suitable set of defined cycle underwear with a padded crotch area” when riding their bikes.

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