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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 21 February, 2020

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s a round-up of this morning’s news.

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

1. #TENSIONS: The US military released a video which it claimed showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from one of the oil tankers targeted in the Gulf – Iran denies being involved.

2. #DID WE FORGET ANYONE?: Revenue reviewed the Top 100 Rich List ahead of making a decision to treble the number of individuals on their high-wealth interest list.

3. #TRAFFIC JAM: Irish expats returning to Ireland are being forced off the road for up to six months due to delays in exchanging their foreign driving licences for Irish ones.

4. #NEW ZEALAND: The man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings in which 51 people died, has pleaded not guilty to all 92 charges.

5. #ARRESTS: Gardaí have seized two loaded handguns in a number of searches targeting gangland activity in west Dublin.

6. #HIV TESTING: Funding for rapid HIV testing is being provided for Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick for at-risk members of the community.

7. #HEATING UP: The ESRI has said that the Irish economy is on a knife-edge, poised between “overheating” and a major Brexit-related downturn, reports the Irish Times.

8. #COURTS: The jury in the Ana Kriégel murder trial is expected to begin its third day of deliberations this morning.

9. #THE USUAL: The wet start to summer will continue into the weekend, but may finally give way to some extended sunshine – but not until Tuesday, say forecasters.

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