This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 12 °C Friday 24 May, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what’s happening today.

Image: Shutterstock/artem evdokimov

Updated Dec 7th 2018, 8:52 AM

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

1. #DRUGS: Four people have been arrested after gardaí seized suspected drugs worth €2.8 million in Dublin yesterday evening.

2. #HOUSING: The CSO has compiled graphs on the impact of Ireland’s economic crisis on housing. 

3. #HAUWEI: Canada has defended the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request.

4. #TRAINS: Late night trains and commuter services are back for the weekends in the run-up to Christmas and after Dublin’s New Year celebrations.

5. #VACCINATIONS: Health Minister Simon Harris is to tell his counterparts in Europe about the dangers of spreading anti-vaccination myths. 

6. #CORLESS: Catherine Corless, poet Thomas Kinsella and physicist Michal Lipson will be awarded honorary degrees at Trinity College today.

7. #BURIAL: Former US president George HW Bush has been laid to rest in Texas.

8. #OSCARS: Kevin Hart has withdrawn from hosting the Oscars amid flack for past homophobic tweets. 

9. #PRIMARK: Primark is set to reopen in Belfast after its former premises was destroyed in a fire earlier this year.

On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel