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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #POST: Eircode has now been in operation for a year and it is still unclear just how many people are actually using it.

2. #HAPPY FAMILIES: Enda Kenny had a “robust” discussion with the Fine Gael parliamentary party last night about his leadership.

3. #REOFFENDERS: Criminals out on bail have committed more than 250,000 crimes in Ireland over the last ten years

4. #HOUSING CRISIS: Ibec wants €1 billion to be spent on social housing as businesses view the homelessness crisis as an obstacle to economic growth.

5. #CONSOLE: The board of Console is expected to formally announce the winding down of the charity today after a meeting last night.

6. #OUTBREAK: A Zika health emergency has been declared across half of Peru after 102 people became infected with the virus.

7. #TROLLEY TOPPLE: A mother who put her children in a Tesco trolley which then toppled over has lost a damages claim.

8. #THE TEAM: British Prime Minister Theresa May will make further cabinet appointments, though attention this morning is focused on her choice of Boris Johnson for foreign secretary.

9. #RESEARCH: Anti-viral drugs lower the risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex, according to a new study.

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