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The 9 at 9: Saturday

The weather is pretty grim, so stay in bed and catch up on all you need to know.

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

1. #PAT HICKEY: The Olympic Council of Ireland’s board are meeting today for the first time to discuss the Rio ticket scandal.

2. #EMERGENCY: Dublin fire engines are repeatedly being taken out of action due to staff shortages.

3. #KERRY CRUISES: Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has accused the major ports in Ireland of making a concerted effort to stop proposals for cruise ships from visiting Valentia Harbour and Ballinskelligs Bay.

4. #KATIE TAYLOR: In an interview with Vincent Hogan in the Irish Independent, Katie Taylor’s father, Pete Taylor, says watching his daughter miss out on an Olympic medal was “a nightmare”. He said the trail of the boxing results should lead back to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.

5. #MISSING: The Irish Times reports the lead investigator into the disappearance of Mary Boyle in 1977, said a breakthrough could have been made if modern policing methods had been available at the time.

6. #OUT OF TOUCH: The Irish Examiner reports a group of Catholic priests has criticised the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Ireland, claiming the papal nuncio has pursued policies that are “inadequate to the needs of our time”.

7. #BREAKFAST: A new UCC-based project is researching what people based in the southeast of Ireland ate over 2,000 years ago.

8. #TEXAS: In an unexpected move, a court in Texas has put a stay on the execution of a man convicted of a murder for which he was not even present.

9. #LAS VEGAS: The Irish army have arrived in to support Conor McGregor in his fight against Diaz.

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