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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good Morning. It’s Thursday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

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

1. #SHATTER: Alan Shatter has resigned and a new Minister for Justice will be announced today. Transport Minister Leo Varadkar and Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald are two of the favourites.

2. #ADAMS: Gerry Adams has made a formal complaint to the PSNI about aspects of his interrogation when he questioned for four days last week about the abduction and murder of Jean McConville, according to RTÉ.

3. #PRISON OFFICERS: Prison officers are calling for an independent Ombudsman to investigate complaints made by inmates.

4. #FARM DEATH: A father of five Teddy Brosnan has died in Kerry after the shuttering he was putting up fell down on him.

5. #TAXI: Two men who threatened a taxi driver and stole his taxi in Dublin last night have been arrested. The taxi was stopped by Gardaí within an hour of being stolen.

6. #ABDUCTED: World powers including the UK, the US and France have sent experts to help find more than 200 girls abducted by a terror group in Nigeria last month.

7. #RIVALRY: Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has sparked outrage by doctoring a photo of Luke Ming Flanagan and posting it on her social media accounts.

8. #SELLING: Thirteen counties are selling houses at a faster rate than Dublin, any ideas which?

9. #CREDENTIALS: The Summit is hiring 40 new staff ahead of its November event but you need to check your degree before getting too excited. Only applicants from certain colleges will be considered.

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