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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Thursday.

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EVERY MORNING brings you the nine stories you need to know to start your day.

1. #KIEV: Ministers from Germany, France and Poland are in Ukraine today for crisis talks. The death toll there has risen to 28 while 287 people remain in hospital.

2. #NOWHERE TO TURN: Former garda whistleblower John Wilson said the sacking of the Confidential Recipient Oliver Connelly means that gardaí who want to report any wrongdoing in the force have “nowhere to turn”, RTÉ reports.

3. #SALES: House sales are up 17 per cent according to a report by  There are 3,000 properties for sale in the capital and Dublin 15 is the most popular.

4. #PANTIGATE: BBC presenter Graham Norton has described the RTÉ payout after the Panti interview as “moronic”.

5. #SWINE: A case of the swine flu has been confirmed at Cork University Hospital. The ward has been closed off as doctors await the results of seven more patients with flu-like symptoms.

6.#CRUELTY: A man who kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

7 #RELEASED: Three men arrested yesterday over a shooting at a Dublin shopping centre have been released without charge. Karl Wynne died seven weeks after he was shot at St Dominic’s Shopping Centre.

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8.#HIRED: Red FM has confirmed the signing of Neil Prendeville after it emerged last night that the well-known DJ is leaving 96FM.

9 #HAPPY: A new web challenge is asking if you could be happy for 100 days in a row?

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