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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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Updated Dec 6th 2019, 8:58 AM

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

1. #FARMERS: The Irish Farmers’ Association has organised a second day of blockades at a Lidl distribution centre in Cork. 

2. #INDIA: Four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India have been fatally shot by police. 

3. #FREE PRESS: Communications minister Richard Bruton said that the Communicorp ban imposed on some journalists from appearing on its radio stations appeared to be “antithetical to the concept of a free and open press”.

4. #CHRISTMAS: Irish rail will be running late night Dart and commuter services every weekend in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year from this evening. 

5. #UK ELECTION: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head in a live television debate this evening – the last before voters go to the polls next week. 

6. #GOING GREEN: The government has launched a new public consultation to determine ways to ensure that rented homes are made more energy efficient. 

7. #GARDAÍ: Gardaí in Dublin have arrested a man and seized €45,000 worth of drugs, gold bars and alcohol.

8. #IMPEACHMENT: The US House of Representatives is set to proceed with articles of impeachment against Donald Trump after weeks of hearings. 

9. #STRIKES: France is preparing for a second day of travel disruptions and school closures as unions warned that strikes would not be called off. The strikes have already caused disruption to flights from Ireland.

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