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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.
Oct 4th 2019, 8:49 AM 10,612 0

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

1. #STORM LORENZO: Thousands are without power in the West and South West of the country as Storm Lorenzo passes over Ireland.

2. #BREXIT: Boris Johnson faces another showdown with the courts as his opponents look to force a Brexit extension following Europe’s critical response to the UK’s proposals for a deal.

3. #JUNIOR CERT: 64,330 Irish students will find out how they got on in their Junior Certificate examinations later today. Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions. 

4. #EXTINCTION REBELLION: Environmental activists planning to cause disruption over seven days in Dublin city centre next week have said they expect to be confronted by gardaí for their actions.

5. #MEMORABILIA: An Garda Síochána is planning to spend an estimated €70,000 on memorabilia for its personnel. 

6. #POVERTY: An unprecedented rise in infant mortality in England is linked to poverty, according to new research.

7. #COURTOWN: All four teenagers, three juveniles and one adult, arrested in relation to a sexual assault investigation in Co Wexford have been released without charge. 

8. #AUCTION: A Banksy artwork depicting MPs in the House of Commons as chimpanzees has been sold for almost €11 million, in what organisers say is a record for the street artist.

9. #TRUMP: US President Donald Trump, already facing an impeachment inquiry after urging Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden, has now urged China to do likewise, the BBC reports.

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