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The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

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

1. #WATER CHARGES: The Troika is a bit concerned about the government’s sudden shift with the plan for water charges and the delay in moving from a flat rate to metered charges, The Irish Times reports.

2. #IMMIGRATION: Undocumented Irish migrants in the US have been offered protection from deportation – but only if you have a US citizen child or arrived there before you were 16.

3. #ROAD DEATH: A 31-year-old woman has died after her car struck a lamp post in Clondalkin.

4. #CHILDREN: A review of foster care standards in three counties found over 100 children have no social worker.

#CORK: A tech support company will create 120 jobs in Cork. The official announcement by Enda Kenny later will see another anti water charge protest stationed outside.

6. #CANCER: Some 200 cases of bowel cancer have been detected since 2013 by the country’s bowel cancer screening programme.

7. #WESTMINSTER: UKIP now has its second elected MP in the British parliament as Mark Reckless has won a by-election seat in Rochester, BBC reports.

8. #SAVAGE MOUTH: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rejected three complaints that RTÉ’s The Savage Eye is ‘foul mouthed’.

9. #SON OF BOD:  Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman welcomed a baby boy named Billy into the world yesterday and everyone in the country is just delighted for them.

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