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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

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EACH DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #RESIGNED: Dublin West TD Patrick Nulty has resigned as a member of the Labour Party. Criticising leadership and its cabinet ministers, the deputy said the party is not acting in the interests of working people.

2. #BRAZIL: More than one million people took to the streets across Brazil last night as anti-government protests swelled. The first death since the unrest began was reported as an 18-year-old man lost his life when a car slammed into a barricade in Sao Paulo. This video explains why citizens are protesting against the high cost of staging various sporting events, including the World Cup, at a time of poverty and below-par public services.

3. #EUROPE: Michael Noonan joins all other eurozone finance ministers in Luxembourg for a second day of talks on a ‘banking union’ following last night’s agreement that Europe’s bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, could be used retrospectively to deal with legacy bank debt on a case-by-case basis.

4. #HEALTHCARE: Officials from the HSE are to meet with the local health forum and TDs today over the ongoing issues at the psychiatric unit in Roscommon County Hospital. They will discuss the in-unit suicide of a 38-year-old mum-of-two and the case where a suicidal man was allegedly turned away, as well as a number of assaults and other dangerous incidents on the ward.

5. #TRAGEDY: According to Radio Kerry, the HSE has defended its 30-minute response time to an emergency call to a sick infant in Kerry. The ambulance was delayed as it went to a similar but incorrect address in Cork. The child subsequently died of a suspected cot death.

6. #THE DISAPPEARED: The families of 17 people murdered and secretly buried by the IRA during the Troubles are issuing a new appeal – backed by actors Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt – for the recovery of their loved ones’ remains.

7. #AN POST: Disruptions to mail deliveries are expected today because of the shut-down of An Post’s sorting centre in Portlaoise yesterday. The Mails Centre and National Parcel Hub was evacuated following the discovery of a suspect device.

8. #A SPECIAL TIME: Today marks the 10th anniversary of the spectacular opening ceremony of the Special Olympic World Summer Games, hosted by Ireland. TheScore.ie has taken a look back at a packed and colourful Croke Park in these 18 images.

9. #IRISH IN OZ: Young Irish man Allan Dixon has beaten off competition from tens of thousands of fellow applicants to land one of the ‘Best Jobs in the World’. The Arklow 26-year-old has been named as Australia’s official ‘Outback Adventurer’, a six-month role that comes with a $100,000 salary.

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