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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.

From TheJournal.ie Obama to hold an outdoor rally at College Green Obama Visit

Obama to hold an outdoor rally at College Green

Plans for the visit of the US President are beginning to take shape – he’s expected to speak for 15 or 20 minutes to a crowd at College Green on Monday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are some rape cases more serious than others? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are some rape cases more serious than others?

The British Justice Secretary is under fire for implying that date rape is less serious than rape by a stranger. What’s your view?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: RIP Garret Fitzgerald; Bono’s Obama anguish and Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigns as chief of the IMF.

From TheJournal.ie Starbucks sued for firing woman because she was a dwarf Dwarfism

Starbucks sued for firing woman because she was a dwarf

Elsa Sallard asked for a stool to stand on – and was promptly fired, the suit claims.

Named: the mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's child

Is it just us, or does she bear a startling resemblance to the governator himself?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Queen apologise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Queen apologise?

The Queen will make the only speech of her Irish visit this evening. Do you think the word ‘sorry’ needs to feature in it?

From TheJournal.ie Former deputy mayor of Derry targeted in an arson attack Arson Attack

Former deputy mayor of Derry targeted in an arson attack

His son is a Catholic police officer.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Day 2 of the Queen’s trip sees her visit Croke Park; the Olympic torch may stop over in Dublin during its London 2012 tour; and IMF boss’s lawyers claim sex with chambermaid was consensual.

We need to talk about childbirth - it's murder, says Tilda Swinton Childbirth This post contains a poll

We need to talk about childbirth - it's murder, says Tilda Swinton

Star of We Need To Talk About Kevin stokes controversy by claiming childbirth is “violent” and “murderous”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: No debt forgiveness for struggling homeowners; NAMA gives a painting to the state (but holds onto an entire collection), and we know it hurts but – is childbirth really a “murderous” experience?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you concerned about online privacy breaches? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about online privacy breaches?

Facebook is the latest in a long line of companies to admit users’ personal data has been compromised. Do you care?

From TheJournal.ie After 2 years on the run, Irish "Ho Hum Bandit" was shopped by his ex Love Hurts This post contains images

After 2 years on the run, Irish "Ho Hum Bandit" was shopped by his ex

He apparently thought he might win her back if he showed her his photo on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Bless.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Facebook leak allowed advertisers to access users’ private photos and chats; Irish “ho-hum bandit” shopped to the FBI by his ex; and bin Laden’s sons don’t believe their father is dead.

From TheJournal.ie Madeleine: Who could have taken her? Madeleine

Madeleine: Who could have taken her?

Four years on from Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, a chilling picture of police incompetence and paedophile activity in the Algarve emerges in a new book by her mother.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the bin Laden photos be released? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the bin Laden photos be released?

The US is split over whether the photos of a dead bin Laden should be released. What’s your view?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Photos emerge from the Osama compound – but none of the dead look like Osama; Obama to address crowds at O’Connell Street; and Matthew Elderfield gives bank boards their notice.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have house prices REALLY hit rock bottom? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Have house prices REALLY hit rock bottom?

A report by credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has good news and bad news about Irish property prices. But what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Taoiseach offers finder’s fee for job creation; Obama’s Croke Park gig is called off; Duck! A Potentially Hazardous Object heads for earth…sort of.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified?

Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was killed by US forces – and he may have been shot in front of his 12-year-old daughter. Do you think the act was justified, regardless of the circumstances?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Noonan promises good news in today’s Exchequer figures; two barmen go on trial for the manslaughter of a customer who drank himself to death and why using the word ‘pet’ is insulting to your family moggy, er, animal companion.

From TheJournal.ie Bin Laden: Not exactly a neighbour from hell Abbottabad

Bin Laden: Not exactly a neighbour from hell

When local kids hit cricket balls into his compound, he wouldn’t give them back – but offered the children money instead. That’s just one of the intriguing pictures to emerge of life in Abbottabad.

Écoute le pitter patter! France's first lady fuels pregnancy rumours

“I would certainly like to talk to you, woman to woman..I would love to speak about it,” the French first lady admits, as a magazine claims she’s expecting twins.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?

A new poll reveals doctors are the most trusted profession. But which profession do you trust least?

From TheJournal.ie HSE sympathy for family of Monaghan woman who died in childbirth Tragic

HSE sympathy for family of Monaghan woman who died in childbirth

The 39-year-old died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, moments before giving birth to a healthy daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women are older than ever giving birth Irish Mothers

Irish women are older than ever giving birth

But the good news is that we’re having more babies than we were a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.

Middletons accused of cashing in on daughter's wedding Royal Wedding This post contains a poll

Middletons accused of cashing in on daughter's wedding

Kate’s parents are accused of trying to cash in on their daughter’s wedding as their website flogs a special Street Party kit. But what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the state be funding private schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the state be funding private schools?

Members of one teachers’ union say the state funding of private schools is “shameful”. What’s your view?

Knees-up! Mrs Brown confounds critics with a Bafta nomination Gobsmacked This post contains a poll

Knees-up! Mrs Brown confounds critics with a Bafta nomination

Brendan O’Carroll is gobsmacked – along with many of his critics – after Mrs Brown’s Boys gets the nod from the prestigious Baftas.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Sony admits Playstation users’ details hacked; German anger after seven Irish Travellers arrested in Cologne after a “drunken rampage”; and Mrs Brown’s Boys is up for a BAFTA.

From TheJournal.ie Two royal weddings, 30 years apart...But how much will have changed? Royal Wedding This post contains a poll

Two royal weddings, 30 years apart...But how much will have changed?

All eyes will be primed on Friday for echoes of that other royal wedding. We’ve already spotted some similarities….and quite a few differences.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: iPhone surveillance. Do you care? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: iPhone surveillance. Do you care?

Reports today reveal that a secret chip hidden inside Apple’s iPhone is tracking and recording the movements of owners. But would it stop you using an iPhone?

From TheJournal.ie Smile! Your iPhone's watching you... Big Brother

Smile! Your iPhone's watching you...

Two data scientists have uncovered a secret tracking application hidden inside your iPhone.

From TheJournal.ie Suncream, check. Chocolate, check. Smile, check. Weather

Suncream, check. Chocolate, check. Smile, check.

We’re set for a (mostly) dry and sunny Easter weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Smile! Your iPhone’s watching you, and as residents of Dublin’s inner city are quizzed by the gardaí for their views on the monarchy, the Queen finally deigns to meet the Middletons.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Sean Brady invited to wedding of William and Kate Cardinal

Cardinal Sean Brady invited to wedding of William and Kate

The Catholic primate has received an “unprecedented” invitation to attend the British royal wedding this April.

From TheJournal.ie Man witnesses girlfriend's murder from 11,000 miles Webcam Witness

Man witnesses girlfriend's murder from 11,000 miles

The horrified boyfriend was speaking to his girlfriend via webcam when a man entered her room and killed her.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis?

Peter Nyberg’s had his say. Now it’s your turn.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Viable explosives sent to Neil Lennon, a Chinese man watches helpless as his girlfriend is murdered 11,000 miles away, and Cardinal Brady is off to the royal wedding.