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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

The 9 at 9 Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

EVERY DAY, brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.

1. #ADRIAN BAYLEY: The man who was convicted of murdering Jill Meagher down a laneway in Melbourne has lost his appeal to reduce his 35 year minimum sentence.

2. #IMF: Ireland has passed the 11th IMF review and will receive further funding of €770 million.

3. #ABORTION: Abortion laws may not commence until next year as a committee has three months to report on recommendations on how to practically implement the new legislation.

4. #IBRC: The Fiscal Advisory Council says the liquidation of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation could reduce Ireland’s funding requirement by €1 billion each year. [RTE]

5. #ABUSE: Sexual abuse service CARI says it has seen children as young as 8 with suicidal thoughts and mental health issues as a result of abuse.

6. #EUROPEAN ELECTIONS: With the new boundaries of Ireland’s European constituencies announced yesterday, Brian Hayes is refusing to rule out running, while Norah Casey said ‘no way’.

7. #FARMERS: Seven out of ten farmers go to mass and more than 63 per cent agree in abortion when the life of the mother is at risk, according to a survey by The Irish Examiner.

8. #PERU: Michaella McCollum Connelly and Melissa Reid have had their guilty plea rejected by the Peruvian prosecutor.

9. #IRAN: Historic talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme are taking place between Iran and the US.

Over on Spencer from Made in Chelsea on his ‘sixsome’, sleeping with a prostitute and taking acid, and Madonna dropping the lámh on her ex-husband… it’s The Dredge!

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