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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good Morning. It’s Friday and these are the nine stories you should know before 9 o’clock hits.

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EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know with your morning coffee.

1. #STABBING: A woman in her 20s was stabbed to death while working in a shop in Kilkenny last night. A murder investigation has now been launched and a man has been arrested.

2. #GUERIN: The damning report that led to Shatter’s resignation will be published later today. The Guerin Report investigated the reporting of confidential information by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

3. #BEAR ATTACK: A Dublin born woman has died following a bear attack in Canada. The 36-year-old was working in an oil field when the bear dragged her away from a group of colleagues.

4. #PRISON OFFICERS: An officer in Mountjoy had blood smeared over his face by a prisoner while two others had boiling water thrown at them. These details were released during the Prison Officer Associations annual conference.

5. #RESPONSE: The Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan responded to yesterday’s allegations by Luke Ming Flanagan by reiterating her support for whistleblowers within the force.

6. #CHARGE: Pharmacists are warning that the €2.50 prescription levy introduced in the last Budget is hitting patients hard.

7. #CONSCIENCE: Burglars in Istanbul returned a computer to a woman after they realized she was disabled. They wrote an anonymous note asking for her to forgive them.

8. #COMMEMORATE: Schools around the country will fall silent for one minute today in remembrance of those who died in the Famine.

9. #EUROVISION FAIL: Ireland failed to get through to the Eurovision finals last night and Twitter is mourning.

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