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The 9 at 9: Friday

Irish man missing in Australia ‘unlikely’ to be found alive, and woman concerned over lack of progress in abuse review – it’s the 9 at 9.

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

1. #ABUSE CLAIMS: A woman who alleges abused by her father says she is concerned at the lack of progress made by a review into her case ordered last year.

2. #GET OUTTA TOWN: Two Hutch gang members have been told to leave Dublin after a spate of shootings in recent days.

3#MORE DISCLOSURES: The Irish Times reports that a number of new Garda whistleblowers have claimed serious crimes such as homicides have been investigated as lesser offences within the force.

4#PADDY MORIARTY: Australian police say it is unlikely that a missing Irish man, who disappeared from his home in the Outback in December, will be found alive.

5#SHANGHAI: Chinese police have blamed an incident which saw a van in flames plough into pedestrians, injuring 18, on a ‘smoking driver’.

6. #SHOOTING: Police in LA say that a shooting incident involving a 12-year-old at a school was ‘an accident’.

7. #GET MY MEMO?: Donald Trump is set to okay the release of an explosive memo alleging abuse of power from within the FBI.

8. #IBUPROFEN: Pregnant women who take the anti-inflammatory before 24 weeks gestation risk leaving their daughter infertile, new research suggests.

9. #SLENDER MAN: A 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a friend to appease the fictional ‘Slender Man’.

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