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The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as we kick off February.

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

1. #TERRY WOGAN: Books of condolences will open in Limerick today after the death of broadcaster Terry Wogan.

2. #STORM HENRY: A status orange wind warning is in place for several counties, with gusts of up to 128km/hour expected.

3. #GALWAY: A 66-year-old male pedestrian was killed and two gardaí were injured in a crash on the N18 on the Galway side of Ardrahan.

4. #RYANAIR: The airlines’s pre-tax profits rose by 110% in the third quarter of 2014, from €49 million to €103 million.

5. #SYRIA: At least 71 people have died in a triple bombing near a revered Shiite shrine outside the capital Damascus. Government and opposition groups are in Geneva in a bid to start talks aimed at a political solution to the almost five-year conflict.

6. #PROPERTY PRICES: Prices of three bed semi-detached properties are expected to rise by between 4 and 8% depending on location in 2016, while rents are predicted to rise by between 5 to 7%, according to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.

7. #WHITE HOUSE RACE: Residents of the US state of Iowa will cast the first votes in the months-long 2016 election campaign.

8. #GOVERNMENT ADVISERS: An analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie shows that 36 advisers, across almost all government departments, are on a combined annual salary of more than €3 million.

9. #PUNDIT ARENA: Irish sports site Pundit Arena has raised €650,000 from angel investors as it recruits more behind-the-scenes staff to run the fan-sourced blog.

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