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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 18 February, 2020

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

We’re nearly half way through another week. Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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

1. #FOSTER ABUSE: A report by RTÉ’s Investigations Unit has uncovered a case of alleged abuse within a foster home over a period of many years.

2. #PANAMA PAPERS: Police have raided the offices of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca – the company at the heart of the controversial Panama Papers

3. #CELBRIDGE: Two cars ended up in the River Liffey in Co Kildare overnight following an attempted burglary leading to a rescue operation by the emergency services.

4. #FOG: There’s a fog warning in place across Ireland this morning. Travel safe if you’re on the roads this morning.

5. #JOAO CARVALHO: Sports minister Michael Ring says he “saw this coming” with regard to the death of the Portuguese MMA fighter following a bout in Dublin last Saturday.

6. #MOLLY MARTENS: The wife of Jason Corbett, the Limerick man who died following a domestic incident at his North Carolina home last year, has been granted a stay on returning all property to that home.

7. #TESCO: The supermarket giant has turned its fortunes around in a big way following last year’s dismal results.

8. #COMING HOME: Returning emigrants are filling jobs in the buoyant Irish engineering sector.

9. #VIAGRA BRIBES: Before the country goes to the polls in today’s election, it has emerged that South Korean men may have been given consignments of the sex-aid pill as political bribes.

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