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The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your long weekend.

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EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.

1. #FLIUCH: There’s flooding in a number of areas as predicted heavy rain came and has been persistent. The east of the country is worst affected.

2. #GAZA: Attacks on Palestinian towns continued throughout last night killing at least 35 people, ending a day when a planned three-day truce failed.

3. #COACHED: Government TDs and Senators have been given a template response to questions they might be asked about Ireland’s abstention from the UN resolution vote on Gaza.

4. #ROADS: A woman in her 50s has died after the car she was driving hit a wall in Moycullen, Co. Galway overnight.

5. #EBOLA: The World Health Organisation has said that the ebola outbreak is “moving faster than our efforts to control it”.

6. #IBRC: Even though it is trying to reduce its legal costs, the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation is currently involved in over a thousand legal cases.

7. #RACISM: After a report criticised the gardaí for their handling of racism cases, the force is encouraging people to come forward and speak to them if they are victims.

8. #CHINA: An explosion at a factory in the Chinese city of Kunshan has killed 65 people and injured 150.

9. #THE CHURCH: British pub chain JD Wetherspoon is considering buying The Church Bar and Restaurant on Dublin’s Mary St according to The Irish Times.

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Rónán Duffy

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