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The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday! Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #PROTEST: The Garda Commissioner will appear before a Dáil committee this morning to discuss politicians’ concerns arising out of the protest outside Leinster House on Wednesday evening.

2. #REST IN PEACE: The first Irish victims of the Tunisia beach massacre, Larry and Martina Hayes, will be laid to rest today.

3. #SORRY: Brian Cowen’s appearance before the banking inquiry yesterday has everyone talking – here’s what we learned.

4. #GREECE:  Major rallies by Yes and No camps in Greece will take place in Athens ahead of this weekend’s referendum, BBC reports.

5. #GASPING FOR AIR: A Dublin firefighter’s breathing equipment stopped working while she was inside a house which was on fire, leaving her inhaling toxic fumes.

6. #BREAKTHROUGH: An early stage trial of a new Cystic Fibrosis therapy has had encouraging results, RTÉ reports, as it was able to moderately stabilise lung function.

7. #BALTIMORE: The search for missing man Barry Davis-Ryan off the west Cork coast has resumed.

8. #NICE GAFF: Revenue has been using Google Maps to assess the value of homes for the Local Property Tax.

9. #WHAT: Correspondence in the UK from 1983 debated moving the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland. Yes, really.

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