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The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr

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

1. #PROTEST: Health Minister Leo Varadkar has called on Socialist Party TDs Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins to distance themselves from violence at Saturday’s water charge protest. They said Joan Burton is not the victim – the real victims are the Irish public.

2. #RENT: New figures show rents all across the country are still rising and the number of properties available to rent is at the lowest point since 2007.

3. #WATER: We will (finally) find out this week how much people will be expected to pay for their water next year with talks of a three year set charge and a change to the way PPS numbers are collected.

4. #ROAD DEATHS: A 19-year-old man has died in a road crash in Roscommon overnight and an 82-year-old female pedestrian was killed in Limerick.

5. #EMERGENCY: The HSE has revealed that there is no mileage limit for retiring its ambulances from the fleet – they just replace their parts.

6. #DONEGAL: Homeowners in an estate in Donegal are appealing for help from the government after large cracks started appearing in the walls of their homes, with one woman told her house was no longer safe to live in.

7. #MYSTERY: Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for help identifying the body of a man found at the base of the Cliffs of Moher four years ago.

8. #BIRD FLU: An outbreak of bird flu has been reported at a duck breeding farm in northern England but authorities say the risk to the public is very low.

9. #BEHEADING: Barack Obama has described the beheading of a US aid worker by the Islamic State group as “pure evil”.

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