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Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 19 January, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as the day gets started.

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

1. #FIRE: At least 41 people have been killed in a huge fire at a hospital in South Korea.

2. #POLL: An Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll has found that 56% of Irish people support legalising abortion for up to 12 weeks.

3. #TRUMP: Reports indicate that US president Donald Trump wanted to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller last year, but was dissuaded from doing so.

4. #LICENSEE: There have been renewed calls to regulate rental arrangements where a tenant lives with a live-in landlord, as currently tenants have few protections under Irish law.

5. #APPEAL: Gardaí in Meath have appealed for information from the public after a man was assaulted in his home by two armed burglars.

6. #DAVOS: Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was forced to defend Ireland’s corporation tax record from strong criticism at the World Economic Forum meeting yesterday.

7. #SATCHWELL: The husband of a woman missing from her Co Cork home for 10 months told RTÉ Prime Time that he believed she planned to disappear.

8. #VIGIL: Over 300 people turned out in the north inner city last night to hold a vigil for Derek Coakley Hutch who was shot dead in Clondalkin last Saturday.

9. #JEWELLERY: Two people have been arrested after gardaí recovered stolen jewellery with an estimated street value of €100,000.

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