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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything 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. #INCHICORE: A dozen people required medical treatment after a car crashed into a Luas last night in Dublin. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which took place at roughly 10.20pm on Suir Road, to come forward.

2. #PROJECT ARROW: Mayo County Council is in talks to take over loans attached to the Westport House estate in Mayo, the Irish Independent reports, after it was excluded from a controversial Nama sale. Minister Michael Ring says the house must be kept in public ownership.

3. #LANDFALL: Hurricane Patricia is rumbling across western Mexico, causing less damage than feared so far for such a massive storm, officials said. AFP reports that authorities relocated coastal residents, evacuated tourists from beach hotels and closed sea ports, airports and schools in several states.

4. #OFF THE ROAD: The Irish Times details how thousands of people will avoid having their name published on a list of disqualified drivers as it will only contain those disqualified by a court rather than penalty points.

5. #CHA-CHING: The number of Lotto winners has fallen by a third since two numbers were added to the draw, according to analysis by the Irish Mirror. However, a Lotto spokesperson told the paper that amount of money being won has increased.

6. COURTS: A reduction in the sentences of two men jailed for an attempted ‘predatory gang rape’ on a woman has been met with anger by rape crisis groups. Mary Crilly, director of the Cork Sexual Violence Centre told the Irish Examiner that in other countries you would have to prove you were eligible for parole by taking part in programmes.

7. #FUNERALS: Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he understands why some businesses closed in Wexford during the funeral of victims of the Carrickmines fire, The Irish Times reports, with Minister Brendan Howlin, a local TD, adding that ‘maybe the unavailability of alcohol is not a bad thing’.

8. #YEAR IN NUMBERS: The CSO released a report on everything that has happened in Ireland over the past year, ranging from births to crime. We’ve taken a look at the details.

9. #WET WEEKEND: A heavy rain warning for Galway and Mayo is due to be lifted later this morning as a band of heavy rain moves away from the country. Met Éireann says the rest of today will be ‘generally dry and sunny’.

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