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The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of the week and here’s what you need to know.

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.

1. #TOP DOGS: President-elect Donald Trump has appointed GOP chief Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Breitbart news executive Stephen Bannon as chief strategist.

2. #MEDICATION: Health Minister Simon Harris wants to bring down the cost of expensive drugs by buying them in bulk.

3. #NEW ZEALAND: Strong aftershocks have rocked the country after an earthquake killed two people overnight.

4. #TRADE: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is in the US today to meet Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

5. #LANSDOWNE ROAD: Negotiations on a new public pay deal could start as early as April, according to the Irish Examiner.

6. #BAH HUMBUG: Organisers of the Dublin Christmas lights ceremony had to end it early yesterday due to overcrowding.

7. #LEGALISE IT: A poll has shown a large majority of Irish people want to see medicinal cannabis made available here.

8. #MOTHER AND BABY HOMES: Former HSE chief Phil Garland told the Irish Daily Star that reports about nuns falsifying the deaths of babies were ignored.

9. #LOOK UP: Tonight’s supermoon will be the biggest in 68 years.

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