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The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Hope you’re enjoying a day off (and a sleep-in). These are the 9 things you should know as you get up….

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EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

1. #THE TROUBLES: Following the release of Gerry Adams last night, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has called on parties to refrain from commenting on the case. He also asked for a renewed commitment to resolve outstanding issues in Northern Ireland.

2. #CIRCUS FALL: Nine acrobats, known as hairialists as they hang by their hair in chandelier-like fashion, were injured in a dramatic fall during a circus show in America yesterday.

3. #TUAM: A young man in his 20s is to be charged in connection with a serious assault which left the victim in Beaumont Hospital with serious head injuries on Saturday.

4. #SOUTH AFRICA: The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is to resume today after a two-week adjournment. The defence continues with its case and there are at least 12 more witnesses due to be called.

5. #SYMPHYSIOTOMY: The Irish Daily Mail says that a patient watchdog has pleaded for legal proceedings to be settled out of court because the Coombe hospital may not have been fully insured when it carried out symphysiotomies – and the claims could impact on the delivery of services.

6. #ROADS: A 24-year-old man has become the 59th person to die on Irish roads this year. His car struck a ditch in the early hours of this morning at Killeens in Blarney.

7. #SHOOTING: The man killed in broad daylight in Drimnagh yesterday has been named as Christopher Zambra, reports the Irish Sun. The 39-year-old was shot up to eight times, according to RTÉ, including once in the face outside his sister’s home.

8. #AUSTERITY: We are done with social welfare and education cuts, says Minister Joan Burton. RTÉ reports comments which indicate that there will be no further spending cuts in Budget 2015.

9. #SILENT KILLER: According to the Irish Times, carbon monoxide house alarms will be a compulsory home accessory from 1 September. It is hoped the new rules will prevent more deaths caused by the poisonous gas.

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