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The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated May 24th 2019, 8:59 AM

EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #ELECTIONS: Voting is underway across the country to elect new Members of European Parliament and local councillors.

2. #STANDING DOWN: UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to announce her resignation date later today triggering a leadership contest within the Tory party. 

3. #DENIED: The Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin has been refused permission by An Bord Pleanála to continue operating its iconic exterior beer garden and dining area. 

4. #HARVEY WEINSTEIN: The disgraced Hollywood producer has reportedly reached a $44 million settlement with his alleged accusers. 

5. #VIRUS: Incidents of the Rotavirus disease – one of the most common viral infections in children in Ireland – have fallen by 72% since the introduction of the vaccine in 2016.

6. #EU ARMY: Irish MEPs have recently been raising concerns about a future ‘EU army’. In our latest ‘The Explainer‘ podcast we explored just what that means. 

7. #BEES: Researchers in Galway have launched a new survey inviting people to report sightings of wild honey bee colonies across Ireland during the summer months.

8. #FORECAST: Today will start cloudy but sunny spells will develop in the afternoon and evening. 

9. #MISSOURI: Three people were killed as violent tornadoes ripped through the US state of Missouri.

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