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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here is everything you need to know on the last weekend before Christmas.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #NEW HOMES: Ireland needs to build 25,000 new houses a year, something we’re nowhere near doing. 

2. #CHARGED: A man who gave guns to the San Bernardino shooters has been arrested. 

3.#DECREASE: Barristers have seen fees fall by 60% since 2008, the Irish Times is reporting.

4. #INCREASE: A €2 increase in the minimum wage is ‘horse sense’, according to Tánaiste Joan Burton. 

5. #JETTING OFF: Enda Kenny is off to visit Irish troops serving in the Golan Heights, Syria. 

6. #EUROPE: One of David Cameron’s main demands being made to the EU as part of the renegotiation of Britain’s status in the bloc has been rejected. 

7. #BEFORE CHRISTMAS: A priest has spoken about how he gave a burglar a lift into town after finding him in his wardrobe, the Irish Independent is reporting.  

8. #PSNI: Three officers are facing disciplinary action for failings following the attempted murder of an Irish-speaking colleague. 

9. #NEW ZEALAND: A woman has been found bathing and feeding her husband for weeks after his death. 

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