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Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 20 February, 2018

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Only a third of Irish nurses have had the flu jab and the cold snap is to continue for the week – it’s the 8 at 8.

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

1. #JAB AND DODGE: Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite campaigns launched by the HSE.

2. #WASTERS: Ireland’s increasing levels of plastic waste are about to hit emergency levels – and we’ve nowhere to send it.

3. #MIDDLE EAST: Simon Coveney is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since he criticised the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as its capital.

4. #CHARLETON: The Disclosures Tribunal was back yesterday – and it was a very important session.

5. #NO ROOM: Fine Gael councillor Paddy Smyth argues that there’s not enough space for private cars, taxis, buses, cyclists and trams in Dublin city.

6. #WHO? ME?: Special counsel Robert Mueller has expressed interest in speaking with Donald Trump as part of a probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

7. #COOLING TENSIONS: North and South Korea had their first official talks in more than two years.

8. #STILL BALTIC: It’s been a fierce cold start to the year and it’s going to stay that way up until the end of the week.

9. #RELEASED: A second man arrested in relation with the murder of IRA double agent Denis Donaldson has been released without charge.

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