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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 23 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

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Every Morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #STRIKE: The rail strike has entered its second day, which means there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today.

2. #RIP: The state funeral of Albert Reynolds will be held in Dublin today. Mourners will be led by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins.

3. #FILM: British director and actor Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.

4. #CARJACKING: Two men have been arrested in Dublin after a taxi driver was held at knifepoint.

5. #EBOLA: Two people have died in Congo, central Africa, by an apparent second strain of the disease.

6. #MOTHER AND BABY: The Irish Examiner reports that the death rate at the Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork was 68%, according to a 1943 report.

7.#HUNGER: The Irish Times reports that one in five teachers say they have seen an increase in the number of children coming to school hungry in the last year.

8. #PRIESTHOOD: Just 14 men have entered the Catholic seminary in Maynooth this year, reports The Irish Independent.

9. #WEATHER: Fog, rain, thunderstorms and possibly some hail later in the week. We have the full spectrum in true Irish weather tradition.

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