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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The David Drumm trial and deadly mudslides in California – here’s a quick round-up of this morning’s news.

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1. #JURY SELECTION: The trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is set to begin today.

2. #BRIAN STACK: The family of a prison officer shot dead by the IRA almost 35 years ago has accused the Gardaí of not acting on information they received.

3. #MONTECITO: Thirteen people have died and at least two dozen are missing after mudslides created by a ferocious storm demolished homes.

4. #EVACUATION: At least 30 people were forced to leave their homes in Drogheda last night after the discovery of a suspected pipe bomb outside a pub.

5. #NORTHERN IRELAND: A case involving the naked photograph of a teenage girl allegedly posted to Facebook has been settled, the Irish Times reports.

6. #GOLDEN BOY: Golden Globe winner James Franco responded to sexual misconduct allegations on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

7. #LUAS CROSS CITY: A transport authority has apologised for “teething problems” with the new Luas route across the city centre, after commuters complained of delays.

8. #YOU ARE WHAT YOU BREATHE: The number of air quality monitoring stations around Ireland is to double this year.

9. #AL PORTER: Six episodes of TV3′s revamped production of Blind Date that have not yet been broadcast will not be aired in the first half of this year.

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