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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Everything you need to know as you start your weekend…

Image: Ramón Cutanda López/Flickr

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

1. #AT LARGE: Police in France are continuing the hunt for one of the key accomplices of the gunmen responsible for three days of terror attacks. Hayat Boumeddiene — the partner of the attacker behind yesterday’s siege at a Jewish supermarket in Paris — remains at large today.

2. #CONNECTIONS: The gunman killed at a kosher supermarket yesterday revealed how he “co-ordinated” with the Charlie Hebdo attackers, and was a member of Islamic State, according to Sky News. 

3. #POWER: Hundreds are without power this morning after high winds swept the country overnight. A number of ferry crossings have been cancelled.

4. #CRASH: The Indonesian navy has retrieved the tail of the crashed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea. According to the BBC, divers used an inflatable device to pull it to the surface.

5. #ROAD DEATHS: Could virtual reality help reduce child road deaths? The technology should be used in Ireland’s schools, according to the authors of a new study on the subject.

6. #MOTHER AND BABY: “Overall, this has been a very, very good day for the adoption community. This is the beginning of the end.” … Groups have been reacting to the announcement of the terms of reference for the inquiry into mother and baby homes.

7. #POLITICS: Eddie Hobbs, the financial advisor involved in Lucinda Creighton’s new political party, has suggested the former Fine Gael minister’s views on abortion have “mellowed”.

8. #DRUGS: There are calls for a ‘mini-CAB’ to be set up, to target middle-income drug dealers “on €100,000 a year or €150,000 a year salaries with plenty of holidays”.

9. LATE LATE: Finally — what did everyone make of the new Late Late set last night? Exposed brick walls are back with a vengeance, apparently.

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