This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 7 April, 2020

The 9 at 9: Saturday

A quick way to catch-up with the news as you start your day.

Image: Evrymmnt via Shutterstock

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

1. #ME TOO: Irish actor Liam Neeson has said that “there is a bit of a witch hunt happening” in Hollywood, after being asked about harassment allegations and the Me Too movement.

2. #RACISM: African nations and Haiti have openly criticised US President Donald Trump for derogatory comments he made during an immigration meeting.

3. #WEATHER: A rainfall warning is in place in 12 counties until noon today.

4. #WHISTLEBLOWER: After a confusing day of revelations at yesterday’s sitting of the Disclosures Tribunal, here’s a quick round up of what we do and don’t know.

5. #EMIGRATION: Many Venezuelans in Ireland with expired passports are living in a state of limbo, unable to travel because of a printing shortage in their country.

6. #DIY: Kilkenny County Council has sent a booklet to its social housing tenants saying that they will have to cover the costs of certain internal and external repairs.

7. #ATHEIST IRELAND: There has been a call for bibles at polling stations to be removed and voting to be held at non-religious venues.

8. #STUDY: Women who regularly work the night shift in Europe and North America may face a 19% higher risk of cancer than those who work during the day.

9. #BUDDING GENIUS: The BT Young Scientist of the year was won by a 15-year-old Cork student who discovered certain antimicrobial effects of selected plants in his area.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next: