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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 16 October, 2018
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The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

With less than 24 hours to go before the big man arrives, here’s all you need to know this festive Saturday.

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

1. #FERRIES: One Irish Ferries service has been cancelled this morning, as rough winds buffet the coasts.

2. #RENT CAP: A cap on rent increases of 4% come into effect in Dublin and Cork today after the President signed the legislation into law yesterday.

3. #ISRAEL: New Zealand has defended successfully tabling a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

4. #TAOISEACH: Enda Kenny has been fielding autograph requests, pleas from those with strong opinions on abortion, and those concerned with Russian involvement in Syria, a trawl through his post reveals.

5. #THEFT: Gardaí were called to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin regarding theft allegations 14 times over the past 16 months.

6. #TUSLA: Over 120 children under the age of one were in state care last Christmas, new figures reveal.

7. #TRAINS: Irish Rail services stop at about 9pm this evening, and there will be no trains on Christmas or St Stephen’s Day.

8. #DUNNES: A woman has been awarded €9,330 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed from her job at a Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown, Co Cork.

9. #SHOPLIFTING: Children as young as 12 and pensioners in their 70s have been caught shoplifting in Dublin stores.

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