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Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 25 November 2020

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning! Here’s everything you need to know before you start your Saturday (including the weather forecast).

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

1. #KILDARE: A 20-year-old man has died after a fight in Naas, Co Kildare last night. A 42-year-old man has been arrested, and gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

2. #40 YEARS ON: Ceremonies are due to take place in Dublin and Monaghan today and tomorrow, to mark the anniversary of the 1974 bomb attacks that left 33 people dead.

3. #BLUE CURE: Gardaí have won the right to strike against the State. The AGSI won a European case which will see the rules in relation to trade union rights for force members being changed.

4. #ADAMS: Nearly half of all voters believe Gerry Adams was involved in the killing of Jean McConville, according to a poll in the Irish Independent this morning. The survey found one in five people would be more likely to vote for Sinn Féin if he stepped down as leader.

5. #QUALIFICATIONS: Do primary school teachers need honours maths? We know Ruairí Quinn thinks so, and now the ESRI has been commissioned to find out.

6. #MOVING ON UP: Ratings agency Moody’s has given Ireland its second upgrade in a year. The agency had been criticised for how slow it was to upgrade its rating of Irish government debt.

7. #SUMMIT: Officials from Nigeria, France, the US and UK are meeting in Paris today to discuss a common strategy to free the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is due to attend.

8. #CRASH: Gardaí in Dublin are investigating a serious crash. A woman was badly injured in the collision, which happened at around 7am at Cork Hill this morning.

9. #HALLO SUNSHINE: The weather’s going to be pretty good today. Unless you happen to live in Connacht (sorry).

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