The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgThe 9 at 9: Thursday Catch up with this morning’s news on your commute. By Rónán Duffy 10,655 Views Image: Shutterstock Jun 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #BACKLOG: Figures released to show there are nearly 66,000 applications to the Irish passport office waiting to be processed.2. #GRENFELL TOWER: The chief executive of Kensington council has resigned and said that the UK government wanted him out.3. #MOSUL: As Iraqi forces move in, Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself ‘caliph’.4. #IBRAHIM HALAWA: Leo Varadkar says it is ‘unacceptable’ that Ibrahim Halawa is still being held as the Taoiseach was urged to do more to secure his release.5. #NEW DIGS: A new 70-apartment complex has been opened in Dublin. The €10 million scheme was completed in 18 months.6. #CROWDED: The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, the UN has said.7. #TOURISTS ARE COMING: Game of Thrones played a large part in the over 1 million people coming here from the United States last year.8. #FRANCE: An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded.9. #HONOUR: Ireland and Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has been named Lions captain for the test rugby match against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday. Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 9:00 AM Share1 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock Short URL 1 Comment Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img