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The 9 at 9: Friday

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

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

1. #DÁIL: Leo Varadkar last night resigned as taoiseach after failing to secure enough votes in the Dáil to be re-elected. Varadkar will stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. 

2. #CORK: Concerns have been raised after it emerged that x-rays on patients exhibiting coronavirus symptoms were carried out by doctors rather than radiographers at Cork University Hospital. 

3. #SHORTAGE: Women around the country have experienced “distress and inconvenience” as a result of a shortage of hormone replacement therapy, according to the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 

4. #STONE: Donald Trump’s long-time ally Roger Stone was jailed for 40 months for impeding a congressional investigation. Stone, a veteran Republican operative and one of Trump’s oldest confidants, was convicted in November of lying to Congress. 

5. #WICKLOW: A burglary gang targeting people who have just arrived home from work is being investigated in north Wicklow following a large number of break-in attempts in recent weeks.

6. #STRIKE: Hundreds of SIPTU members employed by Section 39 organisations are taking strike action today in an effort to resolve a dispute over pay restoration. 

7. #GRACE MILLANE: A 28-year-old man has been jailed for at least 17 years for the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

8. #KOREA: Fifty-two new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in South Korea, making it the worst-affected country outside China. 

9. #GERMANY: Thousands of people have taken part in vigils across Germany after a gunman with apparent far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a café in the city of Hanau.

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