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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the main headlines you need to know this Thursday morning.
May 4th 2017, 7:49 AM 9,302 0

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

1. #CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society has called for efforts to improve the uptake of the HPV vaccination programme, 130 people die from cancer caused by the Human Papilloma Virus each year.

2. #APPEAL: On 4 May last year, baby Alannah’s body was discovered in the Greenstar recycling facility just off the N11 near Fassaroe. One year on gardaí are still unsure why the body of the child was disposed of.

3. #WHATSUP: WhatsApp is now back in service after a worldwide blackout.

4. #ALPHA-1: Patients with a chronic lung condition have called on the HSE and Department of Health to strike a deal with the pharmaceutical company that makes a “life-changing” drug.

5. #ROYAL: TV crews have descended on Buckingham Palace after a report of a “highly unusual” staff meeting prompted speculation of a royal announcement.

6. #LIMERICK: A man who stole vehicles while committing house burglaries in order to feed his “addiction to fast cars”, has been jailed for four years with the final year suspended, following a high-speed chase with gardaí.

7. #THE EXO: The construction of Dublin’s tallest office building at Point Square in the Docklands has moved a step closer, here’s a look at what it will be like.

8. #GREAT DRYING: It may be a grey and cool start to Thursday but this weekend is expected to bring temperatures of over 20 degrees.

9. #ROLLING IN THE DOUGH: The Sunday Times Music Rich List is out and here’s how much U2, Paul McCartney and Adele are worth.

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