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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 24 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up

Image: Chris via Flickr

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

1. #BE SAFE: From today, strict new road safety laws come into effect, meaning gardaí can take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers – even if they are unconscious.

2. #EMERGENCY: An inquest has heard a ‘very urgent’ patient in Limerick was only seen by a doctor after he died on a trolley, more than three hours after being admitted, the Irish Examiner reports.

3. #SEE YOU IN COURT: The European Commission is taking Ireland to court because we have been allowing private boat owners to use unmarked fuel.

4. #WATCH OUT: Met Éireann has a weather warning in place this morning due to thick fog and frost overnight.

5. #RIP: Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died in hospital after sustaining a serious head injury two days ago.

6. #GLOBAL WARMING: A study by the British Royal Society has warned there could be a ten-fold increase in life-threatening heatwaves by the end of this century.

7. #FERGUSON: Missouri’s governor has rejected calls for a new grand jury to present the killing of Michael Brown to, as tensions in the state eased overnight.

8. #EBOLA: A vaccine for the deadly virus has worked in human trials, though it is still a long way from hitting the market.

9. #BLACK FRIDAY: The insane (and sometimes dangerous) sale day started in the US is starting to creep into Ireland.

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