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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C
The 9 at 9 Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…

EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #POST-BAILOUT: The government faces tough demands from the Troika if an emergency credit line is needed, writes The Irish Times. However, Enda Kenny said yesterday that there were no formal discussions on Ireland’s post-bailout status.

2.#TEXTING: Experts at a child protection conference said children are feeling pressure to engage in risky behaviour such as sending sexually explicit images of themselves to others by text message, reports the Irish Independent.

3. #FIREMEN: Following Wicklow County Council being fined over €355,000 yesterday for health and safety breaches contributing to the deaths of two Bray fire officers, the IFESA has called for a special report into the national fire service to be conducted.

4. #JOBS ABROAD: The Irish Independent reports that hundreds of people have taken jobs abroad after being alerted to them by the Department of Social Protection.

5. #HAUGHEY: A detailed website has been established with the consent of Charles Haughey’s family aiming at highlighting his career in public life and providing “factual information”.

6. #GRAFTON STREET: The popular shopping street is getting a revamp and Dublin City Council wants to know what you think of their plan.

7. #SPYGATE: The US have said that allegations that they have spied on leaders around the world has created a “moment of tension” with European leaders, reports Reuters.

8. #IRAN: Fourteen Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with gunmen on the border with Pakistan, reports the BBC.

9. #CLOCKS: We’re getting an extra hour in bed tomorrow as the clocks go back one hour at 2am on Sunday morning, but The Daily Mail reports today that Dublin time was once 25 minutes and 21 seconds behind London time.

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