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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here is everything you need to know as you start your Friday.

Every Morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #ERUPTION: Iceland’s Met Office has raised its aviation warning to red after a fissure eruption close to the Bardarbunga volcano.

2. #GRUB: Hospital food is not good enough, according to Labour TD Ciara Conway who said a national standard needs to be set.

3. #UKRAINE: President Barack Obama has said that it is ‘plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’. However, he said the US would not be taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem.

4. #HEADHUNTER: The Irish Independent reports that a commercial agency is being hired to head-hunt a new Garda Commissioner.

5. #OH LISDOONVARNA: The famous matchmaking festival, which has been around for 157 years old, kicks off today.

6. #VACANCY: The Government looks set to hold the by-elections for Dublin South-West and Roscommon-South Leitrim on Friday, 10 October.

7. #GET TESTED: The National Infertility Support and Information Group said there will be an increase in the number of men and women struggling to conceive due to the increase in sexually transmitted diseases.

8. #EVICTION: The Daily Mail reports that a mother has taken a High Court action to evict her son after he broke into the farmhouse with his family and changed the locks.

9. #EP: Thousand of people have their out-of-office status on and are heading to Stradbally today for the Electric Picnic Festival. Here’s a few things you need to know before you hit the road.

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