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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 23 February, 2020

The 9 at 9: Friday

Welcome to Friday and the end of the week. Here’s all the news you need to know about this morning.

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

1. #SHERIFF STREET: The man gunned down yesterday in Dublin’s north inner city has been named locally as 24-year-old Martin O’Rourke.

2. #US ELECTION: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton absolutely tore into each other in a heated debate last night.

3. #BEATING: A man was left on crutches for 14 months after an unprovoked beating outside a Dublin takeaway a court has heard.

4. #BALLYMUN: Environment minister Alan Kelly has admitted that the building of over-budget homes in north Dublin ‘by no means went to plan’.

5. #MASSIVE HAUL: Revenue officers have seized 191 litres of wine and over 300,000 cigarettes in Co Cavan.

6. #WEATHER: Wrap up warm – it’s going to be absolutely freezing this weekend.

7. #AUTISM: AsIAm, Ireland’s autism charity, will hold its first national conference this weekend. Founder Adam Harris describes the condition as “like being in a train station in downtown Beijing”.

8. #URLINGFORD: A 25-year-old man has died after his motorcycle collided with a sign in Co Kilkenny late yesterday evening.

9. #JAPAN: Nine people have been killed, 800 injured, and thousands displaced in an earthquake that struck southern Japan.

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