The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img Saturday 22 Apr 2017, 9:08 AM By Rónán Duffy Short URL Apr 22nd 2017, 9:08 AM Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Yuliya Gontar http://jrnl.ie/3352929 Image: Shutterstock/Yuliya Gontar 7,966 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRAGEDY: Two men have died following an overnight house fire in Sligo.2. #ABORTION: The Citizens’ Assembly votes on the Eighth Amendment today, six months after it first met.3. #LE CRUNCH: There’s less than 24 hours left until voting starts in a crucial French presidential election.4. #TESTED: A total of 59 members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests in the last five years but just 29 were discharged from duty.5. #BULLYING: A councillor in Kildare has resigned from Sinn Féin, claiming that bullying within the party had left her with no other option.6. #REVOKED: The general contractor who built a downtown Berkeley apartment complex where five Irish young people died has lost its licence. (East Bay Times)7. #DRUG USE: Doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation have spoken about the difficulties they face when treating people who are using illegal substances.8. #NORTH KOREA: Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan ‘within days’ amid ongoing tensions in the Korean peninsula.9. #CELEBRATION OF SHEEP: Roscommon locals have used crowdfunding to get a life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for the Roscommon Lamb Festival. The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s the news as you wake up to your weekend. 1 Comment last_img read more