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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C
GOOD MORNING
The 9 at 9 Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Events in Egypt reach a crisis point. Developers review their options after yesterday’s NAMA judgment. And is Enda afraid of big, bad VinB?

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you really need to know before you start you day.

1. #GE11: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams is due to launch his bid for a Dail seat today, as jobs and the economy will continue to dominate the election. Labour is coming in for criticism for its revised plan for the economy. However, a Fine Gael/Labour coalition is the most favoured outcome of the election, according to the latest results of the poll by Ipsos/MRBI for the Irish Times.

2. #DEBATE: Enda Kenny still hasn’t said whether he’ll take part in next Tuesday’s leaders debate on TV3, amidst speculation that he may be loath to come face to face with Vincent Browne, the Irish Daily Mail reports.

3. #EGYPT: Events in Egypt are reaching a crisis point: in his first interview since the crisis began, Hosni Mubarak has said he’d like to step down but he’s afraid of chaos if he does. Meanwhile, protestors have labelled today ‘departure day’.

4. #MINE EXPLOSION: A father who was killed in a blast at the Lisheen mine in Tipperary on Tuesday was minutes from the end of his shift, the Irish Daily Star reports. Health and safety inspectors have launched a probe into the explosion that hilled 47-year-old Joe Fallon, who was due to become a dad for the fourth time this summer.

5. #BIG WIND: A 45 year old woman died yesterday evening, after she was hit by a falling tree while walking on Waterloo Road at about 5pm. A Mercedes car was also hit by the tree, but the couple inside were not injured. Winds of up to 140kph caused traffic disruption in many places yesterday: on nearby D’Olier street, traffic was reduced to one lane after an object fell from a building. In Galway, roads in Salthill are impassable.

6. #NAMA: Some of the country’s formerly biggest developers are reviewing their options against NAMA after Paddy McKillen’s Supreme Court victory yesterday, the Irish Independent reports.

7. #NEW MASS: The new missal for use at Mass from next November, which has been literally translated from the Latin, is sexist, archaic, elitist and obscure, the Association of Catholic Priests has said. It refers to ‘man’, ‘men’ and ‘he’ and changes phrases like “begotten, not made, of one being with the Father”, from The Creed,  to “begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father”, the Irish Times reports.

8. #FAT STATS: One in ten of the world’s adults is now obese, according to the Lancet.

9. #D’OH! British television presenters have been busy putting their feet in it this week. It’s reported today that plans for Stephen Fry to develop a documentary series in Japan have been shelved after he made jokes about the blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki during an episode of QI. Meanwhile, BBC has had to apologise after an episode of Top Gear suggested Mexicans were lazy and feckless – the matter was raised in the Mexican senate.