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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Lucan murder victim named, Democrats debate each other, and Prince Andrew in the UK papers.

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Updated Nov 21st 2019, 8:55 AM

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

1. #LUCAN: Gardaí are following a “definite line of inquiry” after DNA tests confirmed that the victim of Monday’s murder in Dublin was suspected hitman Wayne Whelan.

2. #BY-ELECTION: The Fine Gael leadership didn’t know that its Wexford by-election candidate Verona Murphy was at the centre of bullying allegations, reports the Irish Independent. 

3. #ANTI-RACISM: Ten out of 12 candidates in the Fingal by-election have signed up to an anti-racism pledge, including Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, who’s recently been embroiled in controversy over old tweets.

4. #CARI REPORT: Many teenagers have reported being sexually assaulted after socialising with their peers, according to the charity organisation CARI.

5. #I’M SORRY MUMMY: The British media has taken aim at Prince Andrew this morning, following his announcement that he would ‘step back’ from royal public duties

6. #US: The Democrats 10 candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election debated each other over issues such as race, healthcare and drugs.

7. #IRISH SOCIETY: Groups and advocates for the LGBT+ community requested an option to address sexual orientation and gender identity on the Census 2021.

8. #GROWING UP IN IRELAND: A survey found that Ireland’s 20-year-olds are stressed, living at home, more obese and overweight than they were in their teens, and worried about housing and climate change.

9. #VAGINAL MESH: An Australian court has found that Johnson & Johnson was “negligent” in supplying thousands of women with pelvic meshes without adequate testing or health warnings.

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