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The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Friday.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

1. #JOBS: Mobile network operator Cublic Telecom, headquartered in Dublin, has today announced the creation of 70 new jobs over the next three years. Meanwhile RTÉ News reports 44 more jobs – 10 in VoiceSage, which is based in Cork and Dublin, and 34 jobs at Advant Medical in Galway.

2. #FATAL CRASH: Gardaí in Cahir, Co Tipperary are investigating a fatal collision in which a man in his 80s was killed in the early hours of this morning.

3. #MI5: Intelligence agencies in the UK have come under scrutiny after it emerged that the two murder suspects, who were injured in police gunfire at the scene, had been known to the security services. Meanwhile, a man and a woman have been arrested, while the two chief suspects remain under arrest in separate hospitals.

4. #SHATTER: The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has been accused of being a hypocrite after it was revealed that he failed to complete a garda breath test. Shatter says the incident – brought to light by Mattie McGrath – happened “in 2009, or possibly late 2008″. However, McGrath was insistent on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that it happened in 2011 around the time of the general election.

5. #WATER METERING: RTÉ News are reporting this morning that Cork-based Abtran has won the Irish water call-centre contract that is expected to created 400 jobs.

6. #STOCKHOLM: There has been a fifth night of rioting in Stockholm with youths hurling rocks at police and setting cars and schools ablaze. The violence kicked off after police shot an elderly man who had locked himself in an apartment wielding a knife.

7. #BLOOD: Ireland’s ageing population means that more blood donations will be needed in the future because an increase in complex procedures will be carried out. The Lancet reports this problem is “one of the most critical challenges facing transfusion medicine”.

8. #WASHINGTON: A Washington bridge collapsed last night, dumping two vehicles into a river and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers. No one was killed, but three people were injured, in the bridge failure on the main route between Seattle and Canada.

9. #DEAR DOG: Would you pay €11,500 for a sheep dog? Well, that’s how much an anonymous US bidder paid for Bob, a border collie, at auction in the UK. The Telegraph reports that Bob’s 82-year-old trainer has now had three record-breaking sales in three years.

  • Over on DailyEdge.ie: Which UK journalist is slagging off the Late Late? Also, Rihanna’s arse, and Amanda Bynes arrested… it’s The Dredge

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