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The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s finally Friday, and here are all the big stories you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #LIMERICK: A man found dead in his driveway in Limerick yesterday afternoon has been described as a gentleman and a very popular man by people in his area. 

2. #CLOSED: The epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital has closed because of staff shortages. 

3. #DROWNING: As many as 200 people have drowned in the Mediterranean. 

4. #EQUALITY TRIBUNAL: A woman has been awarded €2,000 after a recruiter said they wanted Irish nationals only. 

5. #DEPRESSION: New research has found that teenagers who identify as goth are more likely to suffer from depression and self-harm.

6. #SINN FÉIN: The party has been coming in for criticism over the building of 48 social houses in Clondalkin. 

7. #BANKING INQUIRY: Former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton will tell the banking inquiry that his building society did not require a bailout, reports The Irish Times.

8. #INDIA: A woman in India has been arrested after allegedly killer her daughter for having an affair with her stepson. 

9. #DONALD TRUMP: The presidential hopeful has allowed a woman on stage to check that his hair is real. 

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