The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #WET WET WET: Heavy rain hit parts of the country last night, and a weather warning will remain in place for Leinster until 3pm.2. #GSOC: Gardaí have been accused by the Garda Ombudsman of withholding information about the shooting of a suspect in 2009, The Sunday Times reports. A report obtained by the paper details that gardaí “repeatedly refused” to furnish certain details of the fatal incident.3. #SOCIAL MEDIA: The Irish State requested that Twitter withhold tweets from 13 accounts last year, a new report shows. The social network said no in all cases.4. #IRAN: A passenger plane has crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in Tehran. Local news agencies are reporting that as many as 50 people have died.5. #BUBBLE: Property developer Paddy McKillen has told the Sunday Independent that a “fast-track plan” is needed to build more houses to end the housing crisis. He said inaction by Nama and the Government is to blame for growing property prices.6. #IRAQ: Britain has airdropped humanitarian aid for besieged Iraqis, AFP reports. US forces “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked” near Sinjar, the US military said last night.7. #SPLISH SPLASH: Irish Water’s running costs could be more than twice the average of similar companies in the United Kingdom. The Sunday Business Post reports that the projected costs are 2.6 times the levels in Scotland.8. #BURIALS: More than 3,000 people were buried in unmarked paupers’ graves last year, according to figures obtained by the Irish Mail on Sunday, as they could not afford their own funeral. It has sparked calls for the Church to run its own funeral and undertaker service.9. #UKRAINE: President Petro Poroshenko has said he is ready to led an aid mission into the rebel stronghold of Lugansk, but only if it is an unarmed international team entering the country through Kiev-controlled borders.last_img read more