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The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

EVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

1. #STORM: A weather warning is in place and although the track of a “vigorous” Atlantic storm is being described as “uncertain”, it will bring strong winds and rain regardless.

2. #RESHUFFLE: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that there will be Cabinet “movement” sometime in 2014 with junior ministers, and possibly backbenchers, on course for a promotion.

3. #TOURISM:The Gathering’ is being hailed as a ‘great success’ by organisers who say it generated €170 million in revenue for the country.

4. #NI TALKS: Cross-party discussions aimed at finding compromises on the issues of flags, parades and the past begin today in Belfast. All five of the North’s major parties are involved.

5. #PUSSY RIOT: One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, has been freed from prison after receiving an amnesty.

6. #ABUSE: Entertainer and TV presenter Rolf Harris is to face more child sex abuse charges including one of indecent assault on a girl under the age of nine.

7. #MENTAL HEALTH: Awareness of mental health issues should be be targeted more towards teenage boys according to researchers at two Irish universities.

8. #IPHONE: Apple will have access to an additional 760 million potential customers after signing a deal with the world’s largest carrier China Mobile, reports the BBC.

9. #SUDAN: Despite international peace efforts, South Sudan’s army has said that it was poised for a major offensive against rebel forces, as the country slides towards civil war according to AFP.


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