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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Investigation underway after some gardaí allegedly joked about ‘raping’ and ‘deporting’ Corrib protesters; fears of a serial killer on the loose in New York and why Ireland’s not the only country worried about banking stress tests.

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

1. #DAFT REPORT: Ireland’s property market has yet to completely bottom out, with residential house prices continuing to fall in the first three months of the year, according to the latest property analysis. Prices in Dublin down 4.1 per cent, 5 per cent in Galways and 3 per cent in Cork and Waterford, according to the Daft report.

2. #CORRIB: A senior garda officer from outside the Mayo region has been brought in to investigate the treatment of two women who were arrested during Corrib protests last week, after gardaí inadvertantly recorded on a confiscated video camera a number of their members allegedly joking about how they would “deport and rape” one of the women. The Garda Ombudsman has also been made aware of the allegations, gardaí said this morning.

3. #CHILDREN IN CARE: Some 27 children who were in State care or were known to the child protection services have died in last 12 months, Jamie Smyth of the Irish Times reports.

4. #CIVIL PARTNERSHIP: Two men are due to become the state’s first officially recognised same sex partnership later today.

5. #AIR FRANCE: The mother of a young Irish doctor killed in the Air France disaster two years ago is praying her daughter’s body will finally be found. Aisling Butler – along with her friends Dr Eithne Walls and Dr Jane Deasy – was amongst 228 victims of the crash, some of whose bodies were found yesterday still strapped in their seats. “It is an ongoing nightmare..she was my brilliant girl, she was my soulmate”, Evelyn Butler told the Irish Daily Mirror.

6. #SERIAL KILLER: Three more sets of human remains have been found on a beach near New York city – bringing to eight the number of corpses found there, and raising fears of a serial killer.

7. #TEACHER: A Manchester-based teacher – who called himself the ‘Salford Stallion’ – had sex with three of his female pupils, a court heard yesterday. His alleged crimes were uncovered when the three found out about each other on Valentine’s day last year, the BBC reports.

8. #GERMANY: There are fears that German banks many not pass tough new stress tests by the European Banking Authority. The tough news requirement – akin to those undergone by Irish banks last week – would “create a danger that healthy institutions could be artificially made to appear sick,” Heinrich Haasis, president of the German Savings Banks Association, said in a statement.

9. HAITI: TheJournal.ie‘s Susan Ryan reports from Haiti today on the results of the presidential elections, in which a 50-year-old popstar, Micky Martelly – whose nickname is ‘Sweet Micky’ – has topped the poll in the country’s presidential run-off.

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