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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 3 July, 2020

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

The 9 at 9
The 9 at 9

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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