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Dublin: 1 °C Saturday 18 January, 2020

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the big stories you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #LUAS STRIKE: The 11th strike day by Luas drivers this year is underway – something to keep in mind if you’re heading work. 

2. #GOAL: Irish charity Goal has dismissed staff in Turkey following allegations of bribery and bid-rigging in relation to its work in Syria.

3. #HALAWA: Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa has now been in Egyptian prison for 1,000 days. 

4. #TAGGING: Plans are in place for Irish prisoners to be electronically tagged for the first time. 

5. #TRUMP: The US Secret Service has said that it is aware that Republican candidate Donald Trump’s former butler posted messages to Facebook about killing Barack Obama.

6. #MURDER: A man has been held over the murder of a 53-year-old man in west Belfast earlier this week.

7. #TRAGIC: A father from Dublin whose body was found in the water next to Poolbeg Pier earlier in the week was playing an augmented-reality game when he died, the Irish Independent is reporting.

8. #JARGON: A new report from the ESRI has found that complex marketing techniques can leave consumers flummoxed. 

9. #FIANNA FÁIL: Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is set to promote female TDs to top roles in the party, the Irish Times is reporting.

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