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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.
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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #DONEGAL: Families have said they will leave Tory Island if a 42-year-old ferry comes into service.

2. #OXFAM: Aid workers for charity Oxfam used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, a report in The Times has claimed.

3. #STOCK MARKET: Asian markets have taken a fresh beating as the global slump continues.

4. #CHILD SAFETY: A school bus stopped by gardaí due to badly worn tyres and rust has been taken out of service.

5. #OBESITY CRISIS: School healthy eating programmes are having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK.

6. #ECSTASY: A rickshaw driver caught with €4k worth of drugs has been given a suspended sentence on the condition she leaves Ireland.

7. #WASHINGTON: The White House has admitted it could have ’done better’ over allegations of domestic abuse against a senior aide.

8. #WINTER OLYMPICS: Russian athletes implicated in doping have failed in a last-minute bid to compete at the Winter Olympics.

9. #MORAL HAZARD: Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting