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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #CRISIS: US president Barack Obama has said he’s considering all the options as militants move towards Baghdad after already seizing two other Iraqi cities in a lightning attack.

2. #BUGGING: Verrimus, the company which swept the GSOC offices for bugging, has said it stands by its findings that there was possible surveillance of the building.

3. #ATTACK: A 66-year-old man is in serious condition after he was attacked at his home in Tipperary. Gardaí are investigating and an 18-year-old man has been arrested.

4. #OOPS: Vodafone has apologised after it mistakenly told thousands of customers that they had had money debited from their bank accounts, even though the money was not owed or taken, the Irish Independent reports.

5. #JOBS: Staff at the Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford are to vote on a plan which will see major salary cuts and around 200 redundancies in a bid to save millions at the company.

6. #PAY UP: Galway University Hospital has used a debt collection agency to collect almost €150,000 owed by patients in the past year.

7. #FIRED: The Catholic Church was within its rights to fire a Spanish priest who got married, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

8. #ROUGH START: Brazil tasted victory in the opening match of World Cup 2014 last night, beating Croatia 3-1 as several poor refereeing decisions went against the Balkan side. Here’s all you need to know about the first night of footballing action.

9. #HOWYA SUNSHINE: And finally, some good news on a Friday morning: get the sunglasses out because we’re (finally) in for some sunny summer weather over the next week. Today is going to get up as high as 21 degrees. Proper order.

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