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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee…

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EVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #LEICESTER FIRE: Three people have been arrested in connection with a deadly street attack which took place just hours before a house fire killed a mother and three children of a Beaumont Hospital doctor, Taufiq Sattar. Police are investigating if the murder is possibly linked to the fire.

2. #ANTRIM: It is understood that the PSNI are not looking for anyone else in relation to the shooting dead of two men in the county, who are believed to be a dairy farmer and one of his workers. [RTE]

3. #REFORM ALLIANCE: Dublin South TD Peter Mathews, one of the members of the new Reform Alliance (RA) group, told TheJournal.ie that he is still a member of Fine Gael and that there will be no new party and “there never will be”.

4. #CRIME CRACKDOWN: As part of a large-scale inter-country operation called “Operation Majesty” gardaí carried out seven searches in Dublin and Meath yesterday, arresting two men in connection to a major drugs network worth €40 million.

5. #BUDGET: The European Commission could demand changes to Ireland’s budget next month if the Government is deemed to have made insufficient fiscal adjustments, writes Suzanne Lynch in The Irish Times.

6. #SYRIA: US-Russia talks on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapon’s programme has entered its third day in Geneva, with a US official saying the two sides were “coming to agreement”. [Reuters]

7. #COLORADO: At least four people have been killed and 172 people are unaccounted for amid floods in Colorado in the US. [CNN]

8. #CANCER: Majella O’Donnell, wife of Donegal singer, Daniel O’Donnell had her head shaved for charity live on the Late Late Show last night. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.  [The Independent]

9. #ALCOHOL-FREE: UCC confirmed to TheJournal.ie that 25 students have indicated they would be interested in availing in the new alcohol-free accommodation on offer this year.

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