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Dublin: 3 °C Wednesday 11 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your Friday.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #BREXIT: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held a joint press conference with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney in Dublin this morning.

2. #DRUGS: Two men in their 30s are due to appear in court in Trim, Meath after drugs worth €7 million were seized this week.

3. #BUYING TIME: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country.

4. #AL FRANKEN: After days of relative silence about a series of sexual misconduct scandals in the United States, President Donald Trump weighed in late last night, bashing a leading Democrat now under investigation.

5. #JARED KUSHNER: The top republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are saying President Donald Trump’s son-in-law hasn’t been fully forthcoming with the panel’s probe into Russian election interference.

6. #UPHILL BATTLE: There are calls for the Legal Aid Board to relax its merits test so more families in debt can access professional representation.

7. #VACANCIES: Housing body tuath has received initial funding of up to €15 million to allow it buy vacant houses all over Ireland.

8. #COURT: A burglar whose location was pinpointed by the victim using the “locator app” on his mobile phone has been jailed for two years.

9. #FROSTY: Motorists are being advised to take care on the roads this morning, as frost and icy patches are being reported in many areas.

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