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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning, it’s the weekend. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

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

1. #PENALTY POINTS: The Irish Examiner says the Public Accounts Committee is receiving legal advice after ‘a box of evidence’ came into their possession which is believed to suggest there was further widespread abuse of the penalty points system.

2. #RSA: An investigation at RSA Insurance Ireland has begun after three of its executives, including its CEO Philip Smith, were suspended yesterday after an audit revealed a hole in the books of €83 million, reports RTE.

3. #PHILIPPINES: The BBC reports that the typhoon in the Philippines has killed more than 100 people.

4. #RESCUE: The heatwave over the summer months led to a 34 cent surge in Coast Guard call-outs.

5. #BERTIE AHERN: The former Taoiseach was assaulted by a man wielding a crutch last night as he attended a retirement party for a friend in the Sean O’Casey pub in Dublin, reports the Irish Independent. It is believed he was not injured in the incident and the man was subsequently arrested.

6. #HUMAN RIGHTS: Women who were made travel to the UK to terminate unviable pregnancies are to bring their case to the United Nations.

7.#PLAGIARISM: A report into alleged plagiarism at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, which cost €350,000, will be considered next week, reports RTE.

8. #DISAPPEARED: The daughter of murdered Jean McConville wants the murder of her mother to be treated by the governments in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a ‘war crime’ reports the Irish Independent.

9. #WINTER PREPARATIONS: Following the cold snaps of 2009 and 2010, Dublin City Council said it has approximately 2,200 tonnes of salt, an increase from 1,700 tonnes in 2010, in preparation for this year’s icy winter conditions.

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