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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this Sunday morning including €500 All Ireland tickets, the latest in the race for the Áras, and Dale Farm travellers brace for eviction…

EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #ALL IRELAND A capacity crowd of 82,000 will pack into Croke Park later today for the All Ireland football final between Kerry and Dublin. This is Kerry’s ninth final in 12 years, but Dublin’s first since 1995. Today’s Sunday World reports that touts were selling tickets for the clash for up to €500 a go on O’ Connell Street yesterday, €420 more than the cost price. 18,000 tickets were allocated to Dublin fans, and 11,000 to Kerry supporters travelling to Croker.

2. #STABBING The woman who was stabbed to death in Roscommon yesterday has been named locally as Ann Henry. RTÉ reports that a post mortem will be carried out today. A man in his twenties remains in Garda custody.

3. #RACE FOR THE ÁRAS The Sunday Times reports that members of Fianna Fáil will facilitate Senator David Norris’ entry into the presidential race, if they’re given the nod to give their support to independent candidates. Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness looks likely to have the 20 signatures he needs, while Norris is facing a battle to secure the same. Poll results in today’s Sunday Independent indicate that respondents want FF to support the Senator.

4. #GREECE As Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou calls off a planned trip to the US, and the coming week described as ‘critical’ for the country, TheJournal.ie speaks to a range of experts on what would happen if Greece defaults. Check out the potential effect on the Irish economy, on political relations in Europe, on the Irish property market, and more…

5. #STATE ASSETS According to today’s Sunday Business Post profits from state-owned companies like ESB and Bord Gáis will soon be used to finance infrastructure and job creation. The link between state companies and their relevant government departments will be broken and a new body will direct profits where they’re needed.

6.#RENO CRASH The death toll from the horrific air crash in Reno, Nevada, during which a Worl War II-era plane crashed into spectators, has risen to nine. Journalists have visited the site and filmed the aftermath of the crash.

7.#DALE FARM Residents of the Dale Farm traveller site in the UK are preparing to face off against bailiffs tomorrow as 86 families face eviction. Yesterday those threatened with eviction were refused permission to launch a last minute appeal against Basildon council. Channel Four News reports that 11-year-old Eileen O’Brien has written to British PM David Cameron asking him to intervene.

8. #WEALTH TAX US president Barack Obama is proposing a new tax for the wealthy. It’s called the Buffet Rule, after billionaire Warren Buffet who wrote in the New York Times that he and his rich friends “have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.”

9. #TEA PARTY Finally, Newser reports on a Canadian band who own the domain name TeaParty.com have said that they’d rather sell it to the likes of Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart, rather than a Republican presidential candidate. However the band, who are virtual unknowns, have ruled nothing out.

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