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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your Friday…

The 9 a 9
The 9 a 9

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #REHAB: The delay in releasing details of Rehab’s CEO has been criticised by the Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer.

2. #TALKS: The first full day of peace talks are taking place between Syrian officials and rebels in Geneva today.

3. #RTE: RTE aims to save over €100,000 a year by suspending the supply of free RTE Guides to retired staff, reports The Cork Evening Echo.

4. #TOM O’GORMAN: The family of Tom O’Gorman have asked for privacy at the funeral which takes place today.

5. #REAL PHILOMENA: The real-life woman behind, ‘Philomena’, the Oscar-nominated film, is in Dublin today urging the Irish government to release adoption records.

6. #AOSDÁNA: An arts organisation set up by the Arts Council has called for the immediate release on compassionate grounds of jailed campaigner Margaretta D’Arcy, reports The Irish Independent.

7.#BONDHOLDERS: The Irish Times reports that Germany’s Central Bank backed Ireland’s move to burn bondholders back in 2010.

8. #BOMB: A large truck has exploded outside Egyptian police headquarters in Cairo this morning, killing at least four people and injuring 76, reports The Guardian.

9. #OLIVE BRANCH: North Korea has sent an open letter to the South calling for reconciliation and an end to “hostile military acts” reports the BBC.

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