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The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

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Updated Nov 7th 2019, 9:00 AM

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

1. #CUTS RTÉ has revealed plans to cut the pay of its top presenters by 15% as part of a major restructuring plan that will seek to reduce costs by €60 million over three years.

2. #DRUGS There has been a 50% increase in the number of cocaine treatment cases between 2017 and 2018, a new study has found. 

3. #DOCTORS Almost half of Irish doctors in a new survey said they have considered leaving the profession for reasons of personal wellbeing.

4. #SCHOOL DAYS Heavy workloads and a focus on rote learning are just some of the reasons why students, parents and teachers believe it is time to reform the current Leaving Cert cycle, according to a new study. 

5. #TWEET ME A complaint unsealed in the US District Court detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit Twitter employees as spies, according to prosecutors.

6. #REVIEW AIRBNB is to verify every listing on its platform, following a string of scams and a deadly shooting at a house party.

7. #MISSING The family and friends of Kilkenny woman Jo Jo Dollard have made a renewed plea for information marking the 24th anniversary since she went missing.

8. #CONSULTANTS The Irish Medical Organisation has voted in favour of organising a ballot of its consultant and non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) members to undertake industrial action in support of consultant pay equality.

9. #ROOTS Dermot Shea, the son of two Irish immigrants, has been announced as the new NYPD police chief, the United States’ largest police force. 

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