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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #CULTURE: New documents show that Dublin City Council and real estate firm Kennedy struggled to appoint a fundraiser for the ambitious Parnell Square Cultural Quarter project. 

2. #BOIL WATER: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that a blockage at the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant led to the largest-ever boil water being issued in Ireland.

3. #BAGHDADI: The Pentagon has released video and photos of the US special forces raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

4. #PAKISTAN: At least 65 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a fire on a passenger train in central Pakistan. 

5. #BODYCAMS: Plans to introduce body-cameras for gardaí are “beyond concerning” and open to potential privacy rights breaches, the Irish Civil Council for Civil Liberties has warned. 

6. #ADDICTION: A judge has stated that he is blue in the face and frustrated by the total lack of resources for addiction clinics here.

7. #FOSTER: Foster carers are now being provided with insurance cover by the State after years of concern they had been left exposed to potential legal risks.  

8. #GARDAÍ: Gardaí have confirmed they have sent letters to offenders apologising for failing to progress their prosecutions.

9. #CALIFORNIA: A new wildfire in California is threatening thousands of homes and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. 

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