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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 19 April, 2018

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

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

1. #MY HOMELESS FAMILY: Homelessness charities have condemned conditions in emergency accommodation following an RTÉ programme that saw homeless families film their lives over a 12-week period.

2. #NO CONFIDENCE: Tánaiste Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence today over her appointment of former trade union leader David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority.

3. #GSOC: Cabinet ministers will this morning discuss reports that the embattled garda watchdog accessed journalists’ mobile phone records without their permission.

4. #WOODLAND PARK: Families who have been ordered to remove their mobile homes from a Dundalk halting site are to meet Louth County Council officials again today to discuss their concerns.

5. #CHILD LABOUR: A major new Amnesty investigation has found that children as young as seven are working in dangerous conditions to mine the cobalt used in smartphones, cars and computers sold to millions across the world.

6. #RELOCATION: The Irish Times reports that only 20 refugees have applied for resettlement in Ireland under the EU refugee relocation programme.

7. #CONTROVERSIAL: British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of victimising Muslim women after suggesting they could be deported for failing to learn English.

8. #DISCRIMINATION: A woman has been awarded almost €47,000 in compensation after the Equality Tribunal found her former employer had discriminated against her because she was pregnant.

9. #RIP: Tributes have been paid to Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, who passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

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