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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know before you start your weekend.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #SHATTER: Former justice minister Alan Shatter was on The Late Late Show last night and said that he “wasn’t shafted by Enda Kenny”.

2. #ISLAMIC STATE: US aircraft were flying “near continuous” bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria last night according to officials.

3. #ROADS:  A young child, believed to be two-years-old, has died after a road accident in Letterkenny.

4. #CELTIC TIGER: A new book about Brian Lenihan Jr. has claimed that former Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy “laughed off” concerns about Government spending. (Irish Times)

5. #ABORTION: The Irish Family Planning Association has said the State is to blame for the ‘shambles’ of Ireland’s abortion law.

6. #GENERATION GAME: Chelsea Clinton has announced the birth of her first-born child, a daughter named Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

7. #CHILD ABUSE: Louise O’Keefe has accused Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan of ignoring her requests for a meeting on a landmark court ruling in her favour. (Irish Examiner)

8. #COCAINE: A fourth man is due to be charged in Leeds this morning in connection with Tuesday’s €80 million cocaine seizure off the Cork coast.

9. #MORNING SPORTS FANS: Ryder Cup, All Ireland final, Conor McGregor and loads more. It’s possibly ‘the greatest Saturday in the history of sports’, here‘s a guide to what’s on and when.

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Rónán Duffy

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