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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Dec 12th 2019, 8:55 AM

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #UK ELECTION: The polls have opened in the UK general election and will remain open until 10pm. will keep you up to date throughout the day and night on all updates. 

2. #WEINSTEIN: Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a settlement of $25 million (€22 million) with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct. 

3. #RESILIENT: The Irish economy is forecast to grow further in the next year despite Brexit uncertainty, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute. 

4. #NEW ZEALAND: Officials are planning to recover the bodies of eight victims of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand tomorrow, despite warnings of further volcanic activity. 

5. #DRUG DEATHS: Almost 800 people died from drug overdoses or from the effects of drug use in 2017, according to new figures from the Health Research Board. 

6. #ADOPTION: Adopted people will not be given unrestricted access to information about their identity and their birth certificate under planned legal changes. 

7. #SCAM ALERT: Businesses are being warned to keep an eye out for new payroll and invoicing scams during the busy festive season. 

8. #REBUILT: The derelict house where Ana Kriegel was murdered in Dublin last year is being rebuilt to “protect and stabilise” the building, the Irish Sun reports. 

9. #WEATHER: It’s raining in many parts of the country this morning and unsettled weather is set to continue over the next few days. 

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