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The 9 at 9: Friday

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

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EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #PLASTIC: Government departments, public bodies and schools are set to crack down on single-use plastics, with a number of measures including no longer purchasing single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws for use within their offices.

2. #GARDAÍ: A senior garda officer, who is the subject of an investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, has been suspended from duty.

3. #PODCAST: In our latest Left Behind podcast, Karen Docherty talks about the aftermath of losing both her sons to suicide.

4. #WICKLOW: Firefighters are dealing with a serious fire at a building on Main Street in Bray, Co Wicklow.

5. #IRISH: A record number of submissions from the public, more than 2,100, have been made to the government in relation to the consultation on how to exempt students from studying Irish in schools.

6. #US: The House of Representatives has approved measures in an attempt to end a partial government shutdown in the US. 

7. #CERVICALCHECK: The scheme to compensate women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy could cost up to €15 million, the Irish Times reports.

8. #RUSSIA: An American ex-Marine detained in Moscow last week has been charged with espionage – the latest development in a series of spying accusations between Russia and the US.

9. #FISHING: The chances of survival for the offspring of important fish species will dramatically worsen if the global rise in temperature is not limited by 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists have warned.

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