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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Image: Oscar Ray Tuohy

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

1. #KATIE TAYLOR Monday will see thousands waiting at Dublin airport to see Olympic hero Katie Taylor arriving home, while thousands more wait in her hometown of Bray, where an open top bus will bring her through the streets, followed by a fireworks show. Taylor has hinted that she will contemplate making the move to professional boxing if the right offer comes along

2. #OLYMPICS More of Ireland’s boxers are in action today with Paddy Barnes, John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan all fighting in their respective weight divisions. Meanwhile the women’s 4×400 relay team will be looking for a place in the final in the heats today, while there’s also Irish action in the men’s canoe single with Andrzej Jezierski.

3. #BANK OF IRELAND Bank of Ireland has announced a loss of €1.25 billion for the first six months of the year. The pre-tax loss compares to a €556 million drop for the same time in 2011, according to RTÉ.

4. #COLLISION Six people have been injured in a collision on the Cloverhill Road in Dublin earlier this morning. The male driver of one car and one female and four males who were travelling in a second car were all removed from the scene by ambulance.

5. #SYRIA Syrian rebel fighters have withdrawn from their stronghold in the country’s second city Aleppo. Meanwhile the United Nations has said that there can be no winner in the Syrian conflict.

6. #MAN U Manchester United has slashed the price for its US IPO to $14, cutting the amount it was hoping to raise  from $300m to $233m. The team’s current debt burden stands at $423m.

7. #RENT The Irish Times reports today that more than €30 million paid out by the Deparment of Social Protection for rental deposits for people in receipt of social welfare in the past five years has never been returned. It’s not known if the money has been kept by landlords or retained by renters at the end of their tenancies.

8. #HERE COMES THE SUN? Temperatures are set to hit 26°C in some places today. Will it be a case of another one-day summer, or is there a glorious weekend ahead? Check out our forecast.

9. #BREAST FEEDING A mother from New Jersey is suing a media and marketing company after footage she appeared in for a breast feeding instructional video was used in internet pornography.

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Emer McLysaght

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