EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.
1. #AFTERMATH: A major clean-up operation is under way in many parts of the country after serious flooding hit yesterday. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from their homes in Limerick and some roads remain impassable with further flooding still possible today.
2. #BLAME: Louise O’Keeffe has spoken of her anger that an early complaint against the school principal who abused her when she was 8 years old was ignored, following her landmark victory which found the State was liable for the abuse she suffered.
3. #ABUSE: Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, has renewed allegations against the film director saying that he sexually abused her when she was 7 years old. It is the first time Dylan Farrow has spoken publicly about the incident.
4. #COURTS: A man suspected of putting his fist through a €10 million Monet painting in the National Gallery has appeared in court on new charges of damaging two paintings in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, the Irish Times reports.
5. #ROADS: A 19-year-old man has died and five people travelling in the same car were injured when the car they were travelling in crashed in rural Galway in the early hours of this morning.
6. #SURROGACY: Payments for surrogate mothers, who are paid a fee to carry a baby they subsequently give up, are to be made illegal under new legislation to be brought in by the Government, the Sunday Business Post reports.
7. #BODY PART: An investigation is under way after a human skull was discovered on a beach in Galway. The skull has been brought to University Hospital Galway where it is being examined.
8. #ERUPTION: The death toll is expected to rise after at least 15 people were killed following the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia, AFP reports.
9. #HAPPILY EVER AFTER: Sorry, Ron fans: JK Rowling has said she regrets pairing Hermione Granger with Ron Weasley rather than with Harry Potter in her books. In an interview, the author chalked up the marriage between Hermione and Ron as “a form of wish fulfillment”.