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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend. Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

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EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #WHERE’D THE MONEY GO: The Irish News reports on the existence of 30 hours of secret taped recordings that could hold clues on the Tughans allegations made by independent TD Mick Wallace in the Dáil earlier this week.

2. #SPLISH SPLASH: Former minister Pat Rabbitte has said he believes RTÉ has a duty to report on “dysfunctional nature of the Irish water system”, but has instead focused on protests against water charges.

3. #BALTIMORE: The search for missing 20-year-old Barry Davis Ryan off the coast of Cork is due to resume this morning, RTÉ News reports. His girlfriend and father both drowned after they were swept out to sea.

4. #REFERENDUM: Thousands of people have rallied across Greece ahead of tomorrow’s crucial bailout vote. Food and medical supplies are reportedly running low.

5. #COMING HOME: The funeral of Lorna Carty, who died in last week’s terrorist attack at a beach in Tunisia, is due to take place today. The funerals of Larry and Martina Hayes took place yesterday.

6. #THE ÁRAS: RTÉ again makes the headlines this morning in the Irish Independent, which details calls for the broadcaster to clarify whether presenter Miriam O’Callaghan will run in the next presidential election.

7. #GP CARE: At least ten isolated communities have been left without a family doctor for more than two years, according to an investigation by the Irish daily Mail.

8. #HUNGER: Poorer children are taking food home from breakfast clubs ‘to see them through through weekend’, The Irish Times reports. The claim was made at a pre-budget forum of NGOs yesterday.

9. #RALLY FOR LIFE: Pro-life groups are expecting as many as 10,000 people at a march later today in Dublin.

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