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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.
Dec 22nd 2017, 7:59 AM 8,196 1

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

1. #MELBOURNE: An Irish woman who was injured in yesterday’s car attack is in a stable condition.

2. #SPAIN: Catalan separatists have won an absolute majority in parliament.

3. #HOUSING CRISIS: Figures reveal  that 98% of Housing Assistance Programme properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards.

4. #FLOODING: A burst Irish Water mains has left a family in Limerick with just one bedroom to live in this Christmas.

5. #OVERTIME: One rank-and-file member of An Garda Síochána was paid €67,641 in overtime for the first 11 months of this year.

6. #HEALTH: Cork University Hospital has cancelled surgeries for two weeks despite the fact that 1,500 people are on waiting lists, the Irish Examiner reports.

7. #NENAGH: A man who died after a fire at derelict pub in Tipperary may have been sleeping rough.

8. #RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: The Taoiseach has said Irish-British relations are strained and that leaders need to be “grown up about it”.

9. #CORK: A fire in a derelict building at Haulbowline naval base has been extinguished.

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