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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Cataract surgery waiting lists, Donald Trump and election meddling, and the Conservative party leadership hustings – here’s what’s happening.

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

1. #HOMES: A third of homeless families in Dublin lost their home when a landlord decided to sell the property or move back into it, according to new research published.

2. #SYLVA TUKULA: The State has offered an “unreserved apology” over the case of Sylva Tukula, a woman who died in Direct Provision and was buried without ceremony or notice given to her friends.

3. #MEDDLING: US President Donald Trump has said he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 election race.

4. #KEEPING AN EYE: The average waiting time for cataract surgery across the country is 29 months, but in some areas, people could be waiting as long as five years.

5. #EBOLA: The WHO has met to discuss the spread of ebola to Uganda, where a 5-year-old boy died of the disease, and two of his relatives were diagnosed with it. 

6. #DUBLIN: Motorists can expect long delays on the M1-M50 interchange after it was partially blocked due to a truck breaking down

7. #KNOCK OUT: The Conservative party will hold its first hustings today to being process today to begin eliminating some of the 10 candidates who have put themselves forward for the leadership.

8. #IT’S NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES: Funfairs and amusement equipment must be properly regulated, Fianna Fáil has said.

9. #COURTS: The jury at the Ana Kriégel trial is expected to continue its deliberations from 10am today.

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