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The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am.

1. #RESIGNATION: Minister for Health Mary Harney has said that she sought the resignation of Philip Lynch, who resigned as chairman of the Children’s Hospital Development Board. But Lynch contradicts Harney’s claim, saying that he could not remain with the development board while “significant issues remained un-addressed” reports the Irish Examiner.

2. #DRUMM: Anglo will keep pursuing David Drumm in its attempt to recover as much of his debts as it can. “Anglo will keep acting in order to maximise the return to the bank” said chairman Alan Dukes. The bank rejected a settlement deal on his €8.5m debts, reports the Irish Independent, because of Drumm’s unwillingness to assure them that he would co-operate with Gardaí.

3. #CHILEAN MINERS: All but two Chilean miners have now been released from hospital, after miner number 31 was released overnight.

4. #INBS: A High Court action on Monday will see Ulster Bank issue legal proceedings against former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton as they seek to recover €13.5m in loans due from him and three others.

5. #LFC: Speaking in an interview with Sky News, former Liverpool FC owner Tom Hicks describes the takeover by NESV as “an organised conspiracy.”

6. #CHINESE MINERS: At least 20 miners have been killed and 17 are trapped underground after an accident in China’s central Henan province.

7. #RESCUE: Two German teenagers were rescued near Lugnaquilla in the Wicklow mountains early this morning after they “became disorientated” on their decent of the mountain.

8.  #DUNDALK: Three men are being questioned over the death of an 18 year-old man in Dundalk. The man was attacked on Wednesday night by  a group of up to seven people.

9. #LONDON 2012: Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics will start at £20, with the most expensive tickets priced at £2012.

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